Foursquare: Now with photos and comments


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Using your smart phone to check in on Foursquare? Now you can leave photos, and your friends can leave comments on the location-based social-networking site.

The new version went live Monday morning on the iTunes App Store for iPhone users and will be available on Android later this week and on BlackBerry next month, the company said in a blog post.


Members can now post comments on friends’ check-ins on the Foursquare website and on links posted to Facebook and Twitter. They also can add photos to the places they visit -- like an image of a particularly delicious cookie on the Foursquare listing for a local bakery.

Photos and comments on check-ins are only visible to a user’s friends, though photos attached to tips and venues are public.

The updated Foursquare already has linked up with photo services Instagram, Picplz and Foodspotting. Soon to come: photo-sharing to Facebook and Flickr, a comment-tracking system and a storage space for old photos other than the history page.


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