Twitter modifies their ‘location tagging’ feature in tweets

According to an update by the micro-blogging platform on its official Twitter handle, the company is removing the exact location-tagging feature in tweets. This is because most Twitteratis didn’t use and like the feature, therefore the company decided to remove it in order to enhance the user’s experience.

However, the company claims that the user would still be able to tag their location in media files through their updated camera.
"Enabling precise location allows you to selectively add location information to your Tweets. This feature is off by default and you will need to opt in to use it. This allows Twitter to collect, store, and use your precise location, such as GPS information.", explained Twitter in a help center page.
In response to the Twitter update, the user base of the popular social network were approving of the change. While some called it unnecessary, many others claimed that they found it annoying. A few users also commented that tagging their precise location made them unsafe and exposed to the general public.

A user also criticized the company for showing the device used by the posters on Twitter and said that they still couldn’t figure out the motive behind this transparency.


Twitteratis also asked for an ‘edit’ button on their tweets along with other shortcuts.

Let us know your thoughts on the new change brought by Twitter in the comments!

Twitter will remove precise location data in tweets, citing lack of use

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