How To Add Geotags To Your Instagram Pictures
We all love Instagram, especially since the messages – pictures and videos - are uniquely instant. There are however moments where we are unable to remember the location of some pictures or videos but would like share that information on our walls anyways.
For instance, you may have returned to Nigeria from a trip to Ghana and want to post a picture you took of Kwame Nkrume’s statue at the park but find you are unable to indicate that it was taken while you were in Ghana. In such situations you realize that you may succeed in posting these throwback pictures but you may not be able to use the geotag feature as Instagram cannot find locations after you have left the spot.
Geotagging adds a level of originality to posts and for picture taking purpose, it is important to make sure that Location Service is turned on for every Camera App you use, including Instagram. However if you took the photo somewhere else, not the place where you are uploading the photo from, and the image file does not contain that specific info, and you determined to geotag it on Instagram, Jovago.com, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking has some steps that could be of immense help.
Login to your Instagram app and using the file picker, select the photo or Video to which you want to add location.
Once you are on the photo page, at the bottom-right corner, next to the ‘Like’ and ‘Comment’ buttons, you will find an icon with three-dots. Tap on this icon and select the ‘Edit’ option from the list of menu presented.
The option takes you to the edit page, where you can edit the picture, including the photo caption and the location. If per chance the photo does not include location info, look for an ‘Add Location’ link at the top left corner, just under your username and next to your avatar. Tap on the link to edit the location.
From the suggested list the pops up, pick a suitable location. If you do not see the location you want, search for it, and when you find the location, tap on it. This step is the key to adding the location to your photo.
On completing Step 4, you should see your newly added location shown on the photo. To ensure it the amendment is saved, confirm the change by tapping on the “Done” button.