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This article was published on January 25, 2016


Foursquare now lets you ask your friends’ advice for your next trip

Foursquare now lets you ask your friends’ advice for your next trip
Lauren Hockenson
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Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. Lauren is a reporter for The Next Web, based in San Francisco. She covers the key players that make the tech ecosystem what it is right now. She also has a folder full of dog GIFs and uses them liberally on Twitter at @lhockenson.

Foursquare’s latest feature taps into a more forward-thinking mode. The check-in company, which has made its name on getting people to find out about locations they are in as they are there, announced ‘Foursquare Trip Tips’ to invite its users to also use the app when planning their next adventure.

The tool is pretty straightforward: type where your next trip will take place — whether it’s Sonoma, California or Shanghai, China — and Foursquare spits out an easy to manage URL to share with friends and family through every practical communication method. Foursquare promises to tabulate responses into a map to point you towards specific places suggested by friends.

The resulting map is then saved to your phone.

The lightweight tool isn’t anything particularly groundbreaking, but it does give an interesting look into what the company is thinking about these days when it comes to its users interacting with locations.

Introducing Trip Tips: A new way to plan travel with help from friends [Foursquare]

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