– Twitter this week introduced a new location-sharing feature, which gives
users the option to include the location from where they are sending their
"A recent burst of interest in location sharing applications,
games and services has many Twitter users excited about appending geographic
data to some of their tweets," Twitter co-founder and CEO Biz Stone wrote
on the company’s blog.
Stone added that "not everyone wants to add their
current location to a tweet," so the company has turned the feature off by
default, meaning users must activate location-sharing.
TechCrunch noted that
Twitter has offered a geolocation feature through its API since last November,
but this week’s move marks the first time it will be available directly from
The new feature currently only supports Firefox 3.5 and Chrome
browsers for Windows.