How to Find Your Facebook Check-Ins Map

The Check-Ins location map replaces the 'Where I've Been' app

Facebook has a Check-Ins map available that shows all the locations from posts where you've been tagged. Whether it's a photo, video, or text post, if you were tagged in it or you uploaded it, the image appears on your location map.

You can view your own map on Facebook and look at your friends' maps if they have Check-Ins visible. Check-Ins shows not only a map of all the cities you've visited but also the places and businesses where you've checked in.

The "Where I've Been" map app for Facebook was an interactive map that allowed you to add all the places you'd been and places where you wanted to go someday. That app is no longer available on Facebook, much to the dismay of many users.

Where to Find the Check-Ins Section

Depending on your settings, you may have trouble finding the Check-Ins map on Facebook. If it's already enabled, you'll see it on your About page as described in the "How to Use the Location Map" section below. If you don't have Check-Ins enabled, you can do so from Manage Sections.

Screenshot showing how to find the Facebook check-ins option
  1. Access your profile page.

  2. Click More directly under your cover photo.

  3. Click Check-Ins from the list. If Check-Ins is missing, click Manage Sections and place a checkmark next to Check-Ins, and then click Save.

How to Use the Location Map

Your Facebook Check-Ins map can be found from your profile page.

  1. Access your profile page.

  2. Click About.

  3. Scroll down to the Check-Ins section.

  4. Click Visited Cities to display the map.

You can zoom the map in and out with the plus and minus buttons on the bottom of the map, or by using the scroll wheel on your mouse.

Shortcuts to cities you've checked into are displayed at the top of the map. You can click one to jump to that particular location, or you can get there by browsing the map manually via click-and-drag.

Screenshot of a Facebook check-in map location

Click any pin to open a window that shows the photos you took while there. Use the arrows within the pop-up box to scroll through all the photos uploaded from that location. You can also see comments, likes, and shares without leaving that page.

How to See a Friend's Check-Ins Map

As long as the friend doesn't have Check-Ins hidden, you can find that friend's location map the same way you found yours.

  1. Access their profile page.

  2. Click About.

  3. Scroll down until you find Check-Ins.

This time you'll see red pins for the locations where that friend has checked in or uploaded photos with location data. Just like with viewing your own photos, clicking a pin on your friend's location map shows the pictures and other posts from that location. If your friend's permissions allow, you can like, comment, share the photo, and read comments that other people made about the picture.