How to Create a New Location in Instagram
The most common reason tocreate a new location on Instagram is that you’ve just started a new business.If you wish to be taken seriously, potential customers should be able to findyou easily.
Moreover, Instagram’s location is a really cool feature. Other people can use your location as well, and you can then repost their photos. That’s why we’re going to show you how to create one.
Before You Start
As of now, Instagram doesn’t allow you to create a newlocation in its app. Wait, what? But haven’t we just said that you could createa new location for your business? Don’t worry. There’s an easy way to create anew location. However, you’re going to need the Facebook app.
Facebook allows you to create as many custom locations as you want. As Facebook and Instagram are connected, once you create a Facebook location, it’ll appear on Instagram as well. The good news is that you don’t even have to connect your Facebook and Instagram. Everything’s done automatically.
Creating a New Location
If you’ve prepared your phone and have the Facebook app, we can start. Here’s what you have to do:
- Log in to your Facebookaccount.
- Tap on Check-in.
- Type the name of your newlocation.
- Tap on Add.
That’s it! You now have a new location you can use bothon Facebook and Instagram.
Note: Be sure to turn on location on your phone and allow the Facebook app to access it. If you don’t, Facebook won’t be able to recognize your location.
Use It on Your Instagram Profile
Your location is ready! All you have to do now is go onInstagram and let everyone know about it. You can use your location on yourposts and your stories. We suggest you use it for both. In fact, research showsthat users more often click on a location they see in someone’s stories becausethey want to learn more.
Therefore, don’t forget to add a location to your stories! Here’s how:
- Take a photo or add an existing picture to your story.
- Tap on the little square at the top of the story (next to emoticon and doodle).
- You’ll see many additional options.
- Select Location.
- Type the name of your location.
- Tap on Save.
- Post your story.
When it comes to adding the location to your posts, it’s even easier. All you have to do is tap on Add a location and enter the name. Did you know that you can also add the location to your older posts? Maybe you have a lot of photos from a particular place, but you didn’t know about the location feature at the time. You can fix that now. Here’s what you need to do:
- Open the post you want to addthe location to.
- Tap on the three dots in thetop right corner.
- Tap on Edit.
- Tap on Add Location.
- Type the name of your location.
- Tap on Done.
There you have it! We hope that your new location will bring you more popularity, more customers, or anything you may be looking for!
I Can’t Find My Location on Instagram
Although you should be able to see your location onInstagram as soon as you’ve created it on Facebook, that’s sometimes not thecase. It usually means that something is going awry with Instagram, and itneeds more time to process the new information.
However, there’s one thing you can do. Some peoplebelieve you might need to activate the location first. That’s very easy. Allyou have to do is post something on Facebook using your new location. That way,the app will see that it’s a real location, and you should be able to use it onInstagram as well.
Another reason why you can’t see your location onInstagram might be because the app considers it too weak. But what does thatmean? If you’ve forgotten to pick a category for your location, the algorithmmay think that you’ve just created a random place that may not even exist.
Make sure always to add a correct category, especiallyif you have a business. It doesn’t have to be very specific, but things like “retail”,“hospitality”, etc. should do the job for you. We only suggest youavoid the category “Just for fun”. As its name suggests, evenInstagram doesn’t take it too seriously.
Potential Name Problem
You can type the name of your new location in the Facebooksearch bar, just to find out if a place with the same name already exists. Thiscan be very frustrating as Facebook won’t allow you to register the same nametwice.
However, all you have to do is slightly modify the nameand register it. This can seem like a challenge, especially if you have abusiness, as that’s simply its name. But no, you don’t have to change the nameof the company. You can add a little modifier.
For example, let’s say you live in San Francisco andhave a flower shop called My Garden. Chances are someone in the world has aflower shop with the same name. There are two things you can do. First, you canadd the name of your city, or maybe the name of your neighborhood. In thiscase, your name can be “My Garden San Francisco”.
Another trick is to add the word “Official”. It’s such a powerful word, and it makes you sound more reliable. Which of the following sounds better to you: My Garden or My Garden Official? See, that’s what we’re talking about.
The only thing we have to add is that you should be verycareful if you create a location that’s actually your home. No matter how youname it, “My Happy Place” or “Home, Sweet Home”, be awarethat all your followers will be able to see your home address. For obviousreasons, you may not want that.
Have you already created some locations? Did you haveany issues? Let us know in the comments section below.