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Social Media Responsibility While Traveling

African Travel, Inc. is passionate about protecting wildlife. Poachers are now using unsuspecting tourists to hunt their prey. While on safari, tourists post photos of animals to social media sites, not realizing that embedded within the post or the photo is a geo-tag containing the GPS location of the photo or poster. This allows poachers to track animals of value. Here are some tips on how to keep your posts private and remove any geo-tags, just go into your phones settings to turn off your GPS location.  We want to ensure that our guests have a magical experience, while preserving this wonderful continent. 

iPhone: Settings > Privacy > Locations Services. You can turn off Location Services entirely or just on your phone’s camera.

Android: Settings > Geotags disable. OR Settings > Locations > Tap on the green button to turn off tracking completely. 

Twitter: Geotagging will only be turned on in the app on your phone if you have done so manually in the settings menu under Privacy > Location Services. If posting from a computer click on the gear icon in the right corner and go to settings to check privacy settings.

Facebook: Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Facebook > Select ‘Never’. Within the Facebook application, tap the menu in the top right-hand corner. Go to Account settings > Tap location > Disable location history. 

Instagram: Settings > Private Account is ON, and only people you approve can see your photos/videos. When posting a photo, do not < Add Location.

Pinterest: Click on your profile picture and select Settings to see what the public can view, who can search for you and what if any social networks you have associated with your account.

Tag your photos with #WeKnowAfrica. 





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