Picture it: The year was 2017. Low-rise jeans weren’t yet on the horizon, TikTok hadn’t yet taken over the world, and Instagram decided to ruin the lives of millions by getting rid of the option to create your own location tags in the app. The sweet, sweet Instagram location tag.
Back in the good ol’ days, you could add your own location to the app. Some of our personal favorites included “Brad Pitt’s Arm Pit,” “Hell on Earth,” and “I’m SHY.” When it comes to location tagging on Instagram, it has been and still is an incredibly important tool to utilize when sharing content.
Why you should use location tags on your Instagram posts
We can hear you asking: “How does adding a location *actually* help me?” Well, friend, take our hand and we’ll show you the way by reminiscing on our old favorite location tags and giving you all the reasons why tagging where you’re at (whether it’s a city, restaurant, or Gretchen Wieners’ Hair Full of Secrets) is important for your content!
Expands Reach of Posts
With over 500 million active daily users (!!) who visit every. single. day, there are thousands of people browsing certain location tags trying to find images and new accounts to follow.
Make it easier for them and location tag that post! Not only does it make it quicker for you to reach potential new followers, it also makes sure your content shows up in more searches. And that’s what you want (what you really, really want). Start off by thinking about the location you want to tag. Is it going to be the city you’re currently in? The street you’re on? The shop you’re standing near?
Search each of the locations and determine if your content is going to get lost in the endless amounts of photos of that tag. Let’s take London for example. That city has thousands (probably millions but we’re not scrolling that far back) of tags, so it’s probably not going to do you any good with reaching new people. However, tagging the area of the city you’re in, one of the high profile restaurants, or a park will have less posts meaning your photo has a higher chance of being seen by way more people.
Helps Get Higher Engagement
We just said, but in case it didn’t sink in, we’ll say it again: tagging your post will help get you higher engagement! Should we say it one more time for luck? Tagging your location = higher engagement.
Posts that have the location tagged have a 79% higher engagement rate than posts that don’t. Read that again. 79% higher rate! Why in the world would you ever NOT location tag your posts?! Say you’re out dining with your friends and have had one of the best meals of your entire life (We’re looking at you, Pink Mamma—we’ll never forget your stunning burrata). You decide to take a photo of the restaurant and tag its location telling everyone how delicious the food was there. Anytime someone who researches that restaurant and looks under its location tag, they will see your post there. Oftentimes people will engage with that photo by either liking, commenting, or sharing it with a friend who also wants to try the restaurant.
*whispers* Tag your location, folks! You can thank us later.
How to find a funny location tag for your Instagram post
Take a seat as we take a moment to reflect on some of our favorite locations that you can tag on Instagram. From “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to “Angelina Jolie’s Right Leg” (yes, we’re still talking about it) to “Ugh!” there are hundreds of thousands of places to tag on your post. And sometimes, on those days you really don’t want to tag the place you’re really located, it’s fun to use somewhere obscure that reflects your mood (yes, Angelina Jolie’s Right Leg is a big mood).
Start by typing in a random word or feeling and scroll through the endless amount of locations to tag. Not only can a funny hashtag be something fun for your followers to see but it can help expand your reach and engagement as they could comment under your post about the location or share the post with friends who’ll find it just as entertaining: “@soandso, omg! look at that location!”
How to create a location tag on Instagram
While it’s not as simple as it used to be (us? Still sad about an Instagram update that happened over 5 years ago? No, not us), you can still create your own locations into Instagram.
The Instagram location tag can be anything: Your website, Outer Space, the romantic small town from any Hallmark movie—you name it! Once you’ve established where you want to be, head on over to Facebook.
- Open your Facebook app and “Check in”
After Facebook bought Instagram back in 2012, everything that pertains to Instagram has to go through Facebook (yay…).
- When you open your Facebook app, click on “What’s on your mind” at the top.
- Tap on “Check in”
Make sure that your location permission is turned on in your phone or you won’t be able to do this clever trick.
- Type in your new location name
Whatever location you’re wanting, type it in! Tap “search” to make sure your new location doesn’t exist (it might be a bit strange if someone had the exact same thought as you in the exact same location, but stranger things have happened!).
- Add your new location
After searching, scroll all the way to the bottom of the list and click “Add.”
And voila! Your new location is added. And it’s here to stay. Next time you log into Instagram, you’ll be able to type in the name of your new location tag and add it to all of your posts.
List of the Funniest Locations on Instagram
DRUNK IN PUBLIC
Harry Styles bed <3
Feed me NOWWW!!
Brad Pitt’s Arm Pit
Royal Wedding with David Beckham and Victoria
Staying home 2020 (is this one funny or sad now?)
The Lair of All Things Dark and Evil
Dog Poop Central
I like big butts and I cannot lie
Nowhere you need to know
My treestand in the middle of nowhere
Farts R Us
The booze aisle. Asda.
15, Yemen Road. Yemen.
Hell on Earth
Aliens please come get me
Hips don’t lie
Tall, dark, and vaccinated
I’m here right now.
List of Cute locations Instagram
Coffee. Coffee. Coffee.
I love you.
Home sweet home
The sea with Nemo & Friends
Must love dogs
Best place in the world
List of Creative locations Instagram
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