How to use Foursquare explore option to stay informed on new places?


Foursquare is mainly a location-based social networking website that has been designed especially to accompany mobile devices such as smartphones. Here users usually used to check-in on the venues by making use of a device specific application by means of selecting the list of venues that the application locates nearby.

The locations are mainly based on the presence of GPS hardware that is present in the mobile device.  Foursquare rolled out it’s explore option which is considered to solve the time consumption problem that users were facing while searching for new places.


The article explains how to make use of the Explore option to locate new places.

Initially, the users will have to make sure that they are making use of the current version of the official Foursquare app

How to use Foursquare explore option to stay informed on new places?

If not, users will have to download the latest version by going to official site of foursquare

  • Once the latest version is available, users will have to log in with their log in credentials

  • Now by making use of the compass icon, users will have to navigate towards the ‘Explore’ section of the app that is located next to the ‘Friends’ tab

  • Users will now be provided with a default list of venues that may be of user’s interest

  • The results might include much more than just the nearest shops or restaurants to the user’s check-in as well as the check-in history of the friends of the corresponding user

  • For adjusting the explore settings, users will have to get in to the screen that denotes Settings for Explore

    How to use Foursquare explore option to stay informed on new places?


    The Settings option provides the users with an opportunity to make adjustments regarding how far or how close users want to place explore results from their present location

  • Users also have the option of adjusting the results by means of including everyone or just the user and their friends or just the user in the calculation

  • The results will show the user the following;


  • The list of friends that have gone to the venue

  • How many times user’s friends have gone to the venue and the number of visits will be represented in a Green Bar

  • The search bar present in Explore helps the users to classify not only the venues or categories, but also any tips to locate the venues nearby

    How to use Foursquare explore option to stay informed on new places?

    Thus with these powerful features in place, it is for sure that Explore will only get better the more the users make use of Foursquare. It mainly relies on the principle that the more the users check-in, the more customized the results will appear.

    This is how users make use of Foursquare explore option for staying informed on new places.

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