Add or update your profile location

Adding a location to your OfferUp profile is an easy way to build trust with local buyers and sellers.

Benefits of adding your location

Your profile location tells other users where you are within the United States. Having a location on your profile makes you appear more trustworthy (and less like a bot or scammer), which helps people feel more confident about working with you.

Providing your profile location can also help buyers and sellers:

  • See if you’re local to their area.
  • Decide if they want to meet up with you based on driving distance.
  • Browse the items you're selling if you’re within their search area.
  • Estimate how long shipping may take from your city or state.

When you add a location, your city and state show on your profile page next to your username and picture.

Profile with a photo of a young woman, username Jaime, and a location of Seattle, WA.

Your location also appears at the top of your chat messages with other users.

Chat message with the username Timothy and a location of Bothell, WA.

How to add or update your profile location

The easiest way to add or update the location on your profile is through your account settings. You can do this on our website or in our mobile app. 

In the app On the web
  1. Open the OfferUp app and log in to your account.
  2. Tap your profile picture in the top right corner to access your account.
  3. On the Account page, tap Account Settings.
  4. On the Settings page, tap Set Location.  
    • Or, to update an existing City & State, tap Edit
  5. On the Set Location page, tap Get My Location to share your device’s current location.
    • If you haven’t enabled location sharing yet, you’ll get the Set Your Location pop-up. Tap Enable, then allow OfferUp to access your device’s location.
    • If you don’t want to enable location sharing, tap Enter ZIP Code to type in your zip code instead.
  6. Tap Apply to save your location.


Your location will be saved to your account settings in the app and on Additionally, it will show up on your public profile immediately.

Save your search location to your profile

Sometimes, when you change your search location in the app, we’ll ask if you want to save that location to your profile as well. This helps ensure that your profile always stays up to date.

For example, if you change your search location from Detroit, MI to Seattle, WA, we may ask if you’d like to save Seattle, WA as your new profile location. If you do, tap Yes, Update My Profile to save it to your settings. If you don’t, tap No, Keep Current to browse items in your new search area without updating your profile location.

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