Twitter recently revealed that it will be removing the ability to tag precise locations in its tweets going forward.
In a recent tweet, the company said that the company took the latest decision to simplify the social network as most of the people don’t tag their locations in tweet. However, it noted that users will still be able to tag their locations using the camera to share photos and videos.
Most people don’t tag their precise location in Tweets, so we’re removing this ability to simplify your Tweeting experience. You’ll still be able to tag your precise location in Tweets through our updated camera. It’s helpful when sharing on-the-ground moments.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) June 18, 2019
In addition to the camera, TechCrunch pointed out that if you use FourSquare and Yelp to publish your tweets, you will still be able to tag precise locations with your updates.
The precise location tagging feature has been around for about 10 years. Twitter introduced the feature in order to keep people updated about events in an area. However, as Twitter pointed out, it seems that users didn’t really use the feature as much as Twitter would like them to. As a result, it’s not surprising to see the company removing the feature.