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Twitter Mobile Site adds Geolocation support

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Thursday, March 18, 2010
News Categories: Apps + Games, Other

Twitter has enabled geolocation support on its mobile site for at least some users, iLounge editors have discovered. First released for the main Twitter.com site last week, the new geolocation feature allows users to add their current location to tweets posted from the website, but the initial rollout conspicuously left out support for GPS-enabled mobile devices. Twitter has supported geolocation capability for some time through the Twitter APIs used by third-party Twitter clients, however location information could not previously be viewed or updated directly from the actual Twitter.com site. No official announcement has yet been made by Twitter regarding the mobile site geolocation feature and it is unclear whether it is being rolled out to all users simultaneously or being phased in as Twitter has done with new features in the past. Users who have the feature available should see a standard iPhone location warning when first logging in to m.twitter.com followed by a drop-down menu beneath the posting box to specify a location.

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& for those of us that don’t have an iPhone…?

Posted by W0NK042 on April 4, 2010 at 5:08 AM (PDT)

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