Get even better personalized recommendations, with help from your Facebook friends
The best recommendations often come from friends. When you’re looking for a burrito or how to spend your Saturday, Foursquare can show you the Mexican restaurants, coffee shops, and museums that your friends love. And, starting today, Foursquare will be even more personalized – with help from your Facebook friends.
By expanding your recommendations to include your Facebook friends who are on Foursquare, you’ll get even better personalized insights when you’re deciding where to go, while still only sharing check-ins with your close friends – the ones you’re friends with on Foursquare.
Here’s how it works:
- When your Facebook friends do public things on Foursquare, like write a tip, like a place, or take public photos, we’ll now use that to help power your recommendations when you search in Explore.
- Your check-in privacy remains the same. As always, we’ll never post to Facebook without your permission, and your Facebook friends will never see your check-ins unless you friend them on Foursquare.
To start getting these more personalized recommendations, just make sure you’ve connected your Facebook account to Foursquare. You’ll see the difference when you search for something on foursquare.com, and on iPhone and Android.
And, if you’re just now signing up for Foursquare, this is a great way to start seeing the power of personalization right away. Just sign up with your Facebook account and all your recommendations – whether for a great restaurant or a rainy day adventure – will already be personalized.
Take it for a spin, and have fun exploring new (friend-approved) places over the holidays!