For you Tweeters, Twitter also enables users to attach location to Tweets – this is ideally suitable for those tweeting via mobile. It may be a little tricky for some.
To enable this you will need to have location or GPS services enabled on your smartphone. Then you will need to alter your Twitter security settings to include location data (you can turn it on or off any time you like and you can also remove your location data later if needed). To remove your location data from displaying in your previous Tweets, including Tweets posted from mobile devices, you can either:
- Delete a particular Tweet that has the location data attached; or
- Remove location data from displaying in all of your Tweets. To do this:
- Log in to your account on twitter.com.
- Go to your Security and privacy settings.
- Under Privacy, look for Tweet location.
- Click Delete all location information. Please note: this can take up to 30 minutes to complete
What I do like about sharing location via Twitter is that the setting can be set to be generalized if you desire. For example, rather than sharing your precise position or address, you can simply add the name of the town or city. Sadly, I have yet to locate how to download or retrieve a complete archive of my location history from Twitter – any ideas?? But, you can download your entire twitter data history from the Analytics service. To use this simply login to Twitter from a PC, then visit https://analytics.twitter.com. On the far right you’ll see an option for “Export Data”
See more in this Twitter help document