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.
Location tagging enables you to express your personality and sense of humor, customize your posts, make your coffee photo stand out among the millions, and connect with new audiences across the world who would have never found your profile otherwise. We love location tags because not only are they a powerful tool to gain traction, engagement, and outreach, they are just so fun. The humor and creativity of the internet are seen in the infinite set of options that are available—and just when you think you have come up with a new one? Someone has already made it before you and you can tap in and use it too.
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.
1. 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…).
Make sure that your location permission is turned on in your phone or you won’t be able to do this clever trick.
2. 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!).
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
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
I like big butts and I cannot lie
My treestand in the middle of nowhere
Aliens please come get me
Tall, dark, and vaccinated
List of Cute locations Instagram
The sea with Nemo & Friends
List of Creative locations Instagram
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Some Cultural Icons Embodied as Locations