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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Foursquare Thugs: You're pretty popular, so we made some changes to make your foursquare better!

Hi there!

This note is to let you know about a change specific to your foursquare account. Because you have so many friends (popular!), we are now transferring your account into follow mode. Because foursquare only shows you the 20 most recent check-ins from friends, and we don't want your phone vibrating all day, we determined that 1000 friends will be the cap for normal accounts. Here's what that means for you:

  • We left your first 100 'friends' as friends, and converted the rest to followers. To mark any of the others as friends, go to your manage friends page to convert your new followers into friends. Reminder: you can't see your followers' check-ins and they can't comment on your check-ins.
  • To save your inbox, you will no longer get email notifications when someone sends you a foursquare friend request; instead the user will automatically be marked as a follower. You can periodically go through your friend list to convert people from followers to friends.
  • You can still send out friend requests as usual and follow brands as usual.
  • You have even better privacy controls. On each check in, you can choose whether to share your check-ins with your followers. If you send a check-in to facebook and/or twitter, it will automatically go to your followers
  • Followers can see your photos, shouts, and check-ins (that you've shared with them), but NOT comments from your friends.

We hope these new follower tools make it easier for you to get the most out of foursquare. If you have any questions, please see our searchable FAQ at


Team foursquare

© 2011 foursquare labs, 36 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003

Not anymore! Foursquare deleted 1,400 of my friends, 13 Mayorships and over 1,000 Tips I had posted over the past two years because of repeated criticism I had posted in regards to bugs and glitches in their geolocating system.

Ralph Paglia
Vice President

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