How to Add Location On Instagram Bio

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “location”? We’re sure 8 out of 10 people would instantly think of the city/town/village/country they’re currently living in. When you’re asked such a question in an interview, you’d answer in a similar manner as well.

add location on instagram bio

But isn’t it annoying when someone DMs you on Instagram asking you the same question? If it’s a social media platform, shouldn’t people already know that? And even if it’s someone new you’ve met online, they should be able to know where you’re from, shouldn’t they? Well, our blog today is going to talk about exactly this issue on Instagram. Stick with us till the end if you want to learn more.

Can You Add Location On Instagram Bio?

If you’re here with us, perhaps you’re looking for an answer to the question that we’ve decided to address in our blog today. But before figuring out how you can add your location into your Instagram bio, let’s first discuss if such a facility is available for all Instagram users to enjoy.

Now, we know what you might be thinking; of course, everybody could do that. Why would Instagram distribute such a feature unevenly? Well, the answer might disappoint you, but here’s the truth: only the professional accounts can add their location in bio as they possess a separate section for it that you won’t find on a private account. But there’s a good reason behind it.

Even if you have a professional account, the address section on your bio will have Business address written on it. This explains that the feature was initially launched for stores, shops, and offline business outlets to offer their customers their contact information. However, if you want to use it to add your address to your bio, too, all you need to do is switch to a professional account.

How to Add Location On Instagram Bio

So, you’ve successfully switched to a professional account on Instagram. Congratulations! Now, let’s keep the formalities aside and get to the point: adding your location to your bio.

Below, we’ve created another step-by-step guide to help you do exactly that:

Step 1: Launch the Instagram app on your device and from the Home tab that you first land on, find your profile picture’s thumbnail icon and tap on it to go to your Profile.

Step 2: Here, right under your profile picture and bio, you’ll find a white Edit Profile button; tap on it.

Step 3: On the Edit Profile tab, you’ll first see fields like Name, Username, Website, and Bio. 

Under these, there would be a separate section called Public business information with five options under it: Page, Category, Contact options, Action buttons, and Profile display.

The option you need to select from this list is the third one: Contact options. Tap on it.

Step 4: You’ll find yourself on another tab here, with four contact options given below, of email address, phone number, address, and WhatsApp business phone number.

Tap on the third option here to go to another tab.

Step 5: On this tab, you’ll find three empty fields: Street address, City/Town, and Postal code.

Now, as it’s not mandatory for users to fill all of them, you can fill in whichever field you want to and then tap on the Done option on the top-right corner to save the changes.

Step 6: Now, when you go back to your profile, you’ll find your business (or personal address/location) displayed right below your bio.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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