Your photo map lets you showcase where you’ve taken your photos or explore where others have taken photos on a map.
Viewing Your Photo Map
To view your photo map, go to your profile and tap . You’ll only be able to see your map if you’ve already added photos to your map.
When you visit your photo map for the first time, you may be asked to review photos you've previously uploaded with locations to add to your map.
When you first visit your photo map, you may be asked to review photos that you’ve previously shared with locations to add them to your map. To review your photo map, tap Edit in the top right. Your photos will be grouped together by location. Tap to deselect the photos you don’t want to appear on your map. Photos with a will appear on your map. After you’ve chosen the images you want to add to your map, tap Done.
If you’ve never added location to any of your photos, you won’t be able to tap on your map.
Keep in mind that adding photos to your photo map is completely optional. If you don't want to share your location, you don't have to.Learn how to add photos to your map.
- If your profile is set to private, only your approved followers will be able to see your photo map.
- If your profile isn't set to private, anyone will be able to see your photo map.
- If you send a photo that includes a location with Instagram Direct, the people you send it to may be able to see that location.
If you add a photo to your map, people will be able to tap on the place name and see a page showing other photos that have been added with that location. Place pages show photos from public accounts as well as private accounts that you follow.
We ask that you're mindful of which photos you add to your photo map since the precise locations of your photos and videos are visible to anyone who can see your posts.
If you've posted photos near your home or another location you'd prefer not to share, you can remove the location from those posts by removing them from your photo map.
Learn how to set your profile to private so that only people you approve can follow you and see your posts.
Photos tagged with a location will also appear on that location’s page, and the location name will be visible on the photo's share URL. The locations of your photos are also visible on some third-party services that use our API.
Customizing Your Photo Map
When you choose a location to add to a photo or video, that photo or video will be added to your photo map after it's been uploaded. If you don't select a location, your post won't be added to your map.
You can set your profile to private so that only approved followers will be able to see your map. If your profile is public, anyone can see your map.
Learn how to add or edit the location of a photo you've already posted.
You can remove photos you've previously added to your photo map:
- Go to your profile and tap
- Tap Edit at the top right
- Tap the photo or group of photos you'd like to remove, then tap Edit
- Tap the photo or photos you'd like to remove or tap Deselect All
- Tap Done then Confirm
Photos that appear on your map will have a in the bottom-right corner. Photos that you're removing from your map will appear gray.
When you remove a photo from your photo map, the location name is also removed from that photo. The photo will no longer appear on that location’s page.
Exploring Other Photo Maps
To view someone's photo map, go to their profile and tap . If an account is set to private, you'll only be able to view their photo map if they've approved you as a follower.
You won't be able to tap if an account hasn't added any photos to their map.