"The best recommendations often come from friends", said Foursquare through a blog post as they announced a new feature which will allow users to see recommendations from their Facebook friends.
To enjoy this feature, users will have to link the two social services together. This means that if you don't make the connection, the new changes will not affect you.
So what's new here? Any public activity form your friends, i.e, writing a tip, liking a place, etc., will now show up when you search using the Explorer tab.
Foursquare assures users that their 'check-in' privacy terms will remain the same, reminding them that they'll never post anything on your wall without your permission. Also, your Facebook friends will never be able to see your check-in unless you befriend them on Foursquare as well.
Once linked the two social services, you'll start seeing the personalized difference right away.
Facebook recently updated its 'Nearby' feature for its iOS and Android applications with a similar offering. Users will be able to use Facebook's new feature to not only discover, but to also share their favorites venues with their friends.
The big question is whether users would require Foursquare, now that Facebook offers almost all features by default in their own package.
by RTT Staff Writer
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