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Foursquare kills check-in feature in app overhaul

Foursquare kills check-in feature in app overhaul

Foursquare, the app known for letting users check into places, no longer lets users check into places -- yes, you read that right.

The New York City startup released a major revision to its app Wednesday that does not include the check-in feature. Instead, the revamped app is designed to help users discover new places to visit according to their individual tastes. 

The new Foursquare gives users "personalized local search" results by learning their preferences. When searching for nearby places, results will be based on their tastes and the tastes of friends. 

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