In this tutorial dedicated to learning how to secure and manage your privacy on Twitter, we explain how to enable and disable geolocation on...
In this tutorial dedicated to learning how to secure and manage your privacy on Twitter, we explain how to enable and disable geolocation on Twitter. But be careful not to say too much about yourself.
Like other social networks, Twitter collects your location data for its business activities. But what about sharing location-based information with other users of the social network, the people who read and love your tweets with such great humor? If you've decided to take your quarters on Twitter, it's possible to share with them your non-exact location, i.e. your city and country.
How to enable and disable geolocation on Twitter?
Go to your Twitter account and click on the "More" tab on your navigation bar on the left side of the window.
Then click on "Settings and Privacy".
In the left-hand column, go to "Privacy and Safety".
In the right-hand column that appears, click on "Location Information".
Then checkthe box to activate the location. Repeat this process and uncheck the box to disable the localization.
If one chooses to disable this option after using it, Twitter suggests deleting all location tags added in the past. On the same page, simply click on "Delete all location information".
On iOS and Android, it is possible to share a more precise geographical context such as a monument or a restaurant. In the composition area of a tweet, click on the Location icon and select the chosen location.
Note that while it is impossible to prevent Twitter from retrieving your location data, it is possible to partially prevent the social network from using it to deliver targeted ads to you.
On the web version, go to the "Privacy and safety" tab as explained above. Then scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Personalization and data".
You will then have to uncheck the box "Personalize according to the places you have been to". Twitter specifies that certain data, such as the place of registration, will always be used to "show you more relevant content".
On mobile phones (iOS and Android)
- Click on your profile picture, then click on "Settings and Privacy" in the drop-down menu that opens.
- Then click on "Privacy and safety" in the new page that opens.
- Then scroll down to "Precise Location" and click on it. You can then choose to uncheck the box to prevent Twitter from using GPS coordinates to offer you content.