Twitter to Launch Opt-In Geolocation Feature

Twitter has announced plans to roll out a geolocation feature. It will also be included in Twitter’s API so developers can make use of it. Currently, Twitter apps rely on either location info provided in profile settings or the device that’s being used. Now, they’ll be able to grab more robust location data from Twitter.

It’s set to off as default, so if you want your Tweets to be associated with location, you’ll need to opt-in. There are good reasons to do so.

Networking in your area or finding people at a conference you’re attending are two examples of why you’d want to turn location on. If you’re a parent like me and you’re out with the kids, then you might want to turn it off when you’re with them.

What do you think about the new geolocation feature Twitter is planning? Let us know by leaving a comment.

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