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How to to foursquare 101

Tips and quick intro into some of the main features of the Foursquare app

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Download the Foursquare app from the apple App Store or store for your mobile device.

Sign up for an account on the Foursquare app after downloading or via the Foursquare website https://Foursquare.com/signup/

Sign up for an account on the Foursquare app after downloading or via the Foursquare website https://Foursquare.com/signup/

Signup by authorizing Foursquare with your Facebook account, or choose 'sign up with email.' Enter a valid email address that you can access as well as your correct date of birth - can't be changed.

Login: open the app and tap 'log in.'  Enter your email address & password.

Login: open the app and tap 'log in.' Enter your email address & password.

Enable location services (iPhone): Foursquare relies on location services to show places & friends nearby.  To grant access to these, start by going into your Settings and selecting Privacy.

Enable location services (iPhone): Foursquare relies on location services to show places & friends nearby. To grant access to these, start by going into your Settings and selecting Privacy.

Location services enabling: then select location services at the top and find Foursquare.  To change, select the switch to green, this grants Foursquare permission to use your phone location.

Location services enabling: then select location services at the top and find Foursquare. To change, select the switch to green, this grants Foursquare permission to use your phone location.

Checking in to places events.Checkin to unlock specials, deals, let your friends know what movie you're seeing (& if its worth it), that you're nearby friends, and to catalogue your experience!

Checking in to places events.Checkin to unlock specials, deals, let your friends know what movie you're seeing (& if its worth it), that you're nearby friends, and to catalogue your experience!

Check-in: tap 'Check In' button in the home screen to either check into the venue you're at or to peruse nearby places.  Tap the place you're at, add text, mentions for others, or photos as you wish.

Check-in: tap 'Check In' button in the home screen to either check into the venue you're at or to peruse nearby places. Tap the place you're at, add text, mentions for others, or photos as you wish.

Mentions: at check-ins type one of your friend's name, as you type see their full name and profile photo pop up in the bottom left corner of the shout box.  Tap the box to mention your friend(s).

Mentions: at check-ins type one of your friend's name, as you type see their full name and profile photo pop up in the bottom left corner of the shout box. Tap the box to mention your friend(s).

Friends: finding, adding, and blocking/removing.

Adding friends: in the app tap 'friends' button in the upper right. Scan address book (no storing of scan), search twitter friends, Facebook friends, and locate via name or phone number.

Accepting/ignoring a request: to accept tap through notification in your tray (bubble at top next to the logo). To not approve, tap 'ignore.' The person will not be able to invite you again.

Mayorship: at places you frequent, based on the most check-ins in the past 60 days. Eligibility:privacy settings, check "let me earn mayorships (I realize that mayorships is a public office box)..."

Explore feature: find the best BBQ nearby, green-tea ice cream or that plays your team's big game! Tap 'explore' to search for places nearby, far away, friends nearby, or personalized recommendations.

Explore feature: find the best BBQ nearby, green-tea ice cream or that plays your team's big game! Tap 'explore' to search for places nearby, far away, friends nearby, or personalized recommendations.

Earn badges: points are earned based on check-in behavior & roll into badges. You can view these points by tapping on the drawer icon in top left in app, tapping "profile & history," then tap "stats"

'Liking' brands & pages: you can keep up with brands, businesses & organizations. Like (or unlike once liked to remove) a page to see relevant tips, lists, and other updates I.e. restaurant reviews.

Logout: tap through to your profile page, then tap 'My Settings.' Scroll down a big & select 'log out.' You'll be redirected to the home screen.

  • Mobile device with Foursquare app , I.e. iPhone
  • Mobile device with location services enabled
  • Username & account created in Foursquare app