How to create a new location on Instagram using one of Facebook's location features

Friends sharing and liking Instagram photos

  • You can create a location on Instagram using Facebook's "check-in" feature. 
  • To create a location on Instagram, you need to visit the Facebook app and create a new location by checking in and selecting the "I'm here right now" option. 
  • There is no way to create a new location using the Instagram app. 
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Instagram lets you capture and share your last adventure with your followers, whether it's around the corner or the world. But if showing them isn't enough, you can also tell them exactly where you snapped that breathtaking skyline or where you enjoyed your last delicious meal. 

A quick search through the locations available proves an exhaustively comprehensive list. You can use Tashkent, Uzbekistan, or Uzbechka CafĂ©, Brooklyn. You can use Inner Mongolia or Inn at Great Neck, Great Neck, NY. 

Instagram lets you choose how specific you get about sharing where you are. And if you can't seem to find your location through Instagram's auto-population feature, you can create the location yourself.

If you want to create a location, you'll need to do so via the Facebook app instead. Locations you create through Instagram's parent company can then be used on the photo app. If you can't find the new location you've created on Instagram, you may need to go back to Facebook on your mobile device or computer and claim the location as your business.

Here's how to create a location for Instagram posts. 

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How to create a location on Instagram using the Facebook "Check-in" feature

1. Open the Facebook app. 

2. Tap "Check-in."

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3. Type the name of the location you want to add in the search bar, then scroll down and hit "Add."

4. On the next page, choose a category for the location.

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5. Select "I'm here right now" to use your exact location.

6. On the next page, tap "Create."

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7. Add a comment about your new location if you want before posting it to Facebook.

8. Open the Instagram app.

9. Begin your "New Post" by selecting a photo from your phone library or taking a new photo. 

10. On your post details page, tap "Add Location."

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11. Select your newly created location and tap "Share."

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