How to Change Your Location on Instagram

Written by Emilija - Reviewed by Tanja Social Media / Instagram

5 min read

Instagram introduced the location tag way back, so anyone with a profile on the platform could show the location where they have taken a photo.

In particular, businesses with a physical location benefitted from the feature because they could 'invite' followers to come to visit them by showing their location.

In addition, locations can help businesses boost engagement and help them become more discoverable.

However, many have wondered how they can change their location on Instagram.

Keep on reading to learn how to add a location of your choice to your Instagram posts and videos.

How to change your location on an Instagram business account

You can edit your Instagram location through the Instagram app following the steps below.

The steps are the same for both iPhone and Android devices.

  1. Log in to your Instagram account.
  2. Tap on ‘Edit’.

Instagram edit button

  1. Tap on ‘Contact options’.

Instagram contact options

  1. Tap on ‘Business address’.

Instagram contact information

  1. Tap on ‘Remove address’ to remove the address, go back to add your new location, and tap ‘Save’.

Instagram remove address

How to change your location for posts on Instagram

In case you want to edit a location to an existing Instagram post or video follow the steps below.

  1. Tap on the three dots in the top right corner.
  2. Tap ‘Edit’.
  3. Tap on ‘Change location’ and search for an address.

Instagram chanage location

  1. Tap on the location and tap ‘Done’ in the upper right corner.

How to change a location on Instagram from computer

Unfortunately, there is not an option that allows editing or adding locations from your computer.

The only way Instagram users can change or add an address to their Instagram bio, posts, and videos is by using the app.

Can I create a new location on Instagram?

Many users that want to create their custom addresses on this social media platform have wondered how they can add a non-existent address like ‘home sweet home’ or ‘tea time’ to their posts.

And in some cases, if you type in the home sweet home for example there will be a few suggestions that you can apply to your Instagram post.

But, Instagram does not allow creating your own location from the platform.

So, how is this possible?

The answer is with a simple step called interlinking and here is how you can use it to create your own custom address.

  1. Sign in to your Facebook account.
  2. Tap on “What’s on your mind” to create a post.
  3. Tap on “Check-In.”
  4. In the search bar, type the name of the location you want to create.

Facebook search location

  1. Tap on ‘Done’.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap on “Add Your location name.” We added an imaginary place like homes homes homeees.

Facebook add location

  1. Fill in the fields for “Place name,” “Address,” and “City,” and then tap on “Save Custom Place.”

The next step is to use this location in Instagram:

  1. Open your Instagram app.
  2. Click on the three dots to the post you want to change the location on and tap on “Edit.”
  3. Tap on the location on your image.
  4. Type in the name of the new location you have created on Facebook.
  5. Tap on the address and tap done.