How to Find an Instagram Location ID

Instagram assigns its registered locations with a Location ID, which is a string of numbers. Some plugins and feeds can use that location ID to act as a filter to display photos from that place, much the same way you can filter using hashtags.

But how to find that number isn’t self-evident. So here’s the quick way to find Instagram’s location ID for any given place.

1. Log In

Log into the Instagram website (instagram.com) using a web browser.

2. Search for Location

In the search bar, type the name of the place. As you type, you’ll see a list of results update in real time. This will be a combination of places, hashtags, and usernames. What you want to look for are the locations, and they’re identified with the map marker icon, like this:

Instagram Location ID 1

3. Open Location Page

Click on the location result. You’ll go to the location results page, which will have a map at the top and a grid of photos from that location below.

Instagram Location ID 2

4. Copy Location ID

Look in the browser’s URL bar. You’ll have something along these lines. What you want is the string of digits in the second-last section, like this:

Instagram Location ID 3

5. Copy & Paste Location ID

Copy those numbers and paste them into whatever plugin or feed you’re using.