Delete location data from your previous tweets

Feel like you need a little more privacy when it comes to your social media? Here's a quick tip to remove one piece of data that might be telling your followers a bit too much about you.

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Sometimes your social media accounts can be useful tools to stay in touch with your friends, family, or even customers. When it comes to Twitter, many of the third-party apps may have your location setting enabled by default. Additionally, it's very easy to accidentally tap the button to add your location when you're working on a smaller mobile screen. So how can you fix that and regain some of your privacy?

Instead of deleting all of your tweets, you can strip the location information from them using a tool provided by Twitter on their Web site. Here's how to do it:

Step 1: Log in to your Twitter account through a Web browser on a computer.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 2: Click on the user menu near the top right-hand corner of the Twitter Web site and choose Settings.

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: Scroll down to Tweet location in the new area that loads and click the button labeled Delete all location information.

You should see a pop-up like this asking you to confirm the deletions, like this:

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

And then, you'll see this message appear on the page:

Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET

Now your location data will be gone from all of your previous tweets. And if you ever need the tool again, you can use it as many times as necessary in the future.

 

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