Foursquare’s “Nearby Friends” Feature Is Back by Popular DemandBy: Josh Wolford - August 9, 2012
Back in early June, Foursquare unveiled a huge overhaul of their mobile app. They called it “All New Foursquare” (#allnew4sq), and it brought a entirely different look with a redesigned friends feed and Explore tab. And boy did they put a lot of emphasis on that Explore tab – enhancing recommendations, nearby specials, and incorporating millions of check-ins into suggestions.
But one thing that was lost was the “Nearby friends” view in the news feed, which allowed users to filter their stream of check-ins to only include people in their general vicinity.
According to Foursquare, it was one of the most demanded features within feedback for the #allnew4sq, and today they’ve announced that it’s back.
“Some people use foursquare to keep up with all of their friends, but sometimes you just want to know what’s going on in your city. To switch between the two views on iPhone, just drag the screen down on your friends tab. On BlackBerry devices, you can now tap the friends icon to switch between the two views,” says Foursquare.
If you’re paying attention, you noticed that there’s no mention of Android there. Foursquare says that the Nearby Friends feature is coming back to Android “soon.”