We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Foursquare is splitting their company into two parts in order to better service their user base and compete with other local search platforms like Yelp and Google Places. One half will be in the form of a new app called Swarm, which allows users to find friends in nearby locations. The other part will still remain Foursquare; however, the former check-in app will be getting a whole new look and role, focused more on travel and discovery.

Well, it’s almost here, folks. This is what you can expect from the whole new Foursquare app, according to the latest blog post from the company.

Here’s What You Can Expect from the New and Improved Foursquare:

All check-ins will be moving to Swarm. Past check-ins, friends, and photos from your account will be transferred to Swarm. This means users who check in on Foursquare will need to download Swarm in order to continue checking in.

Secondly, Foursquare will get a new logo. “Our logo is changing from the check-in checkmark to something representing the new Foursquare. We designed it to be a mix of map pin and superhero emblem. We’ve always thought of Foursquare as giving you super powers to explore your city, and our new logo reflects that vision.”


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Lastly, Foursquare offers a ‘sneak peek’ of what’s to come. The company hints that “no two people view the world exactly the same, so no two people will have the same experience with the app.” The new app will allow users to teach Foursquare their personal preferences, tastes, those they want to follow and Foursquare will adjust to that individuals preferences, an app that will “be 100% yours”.

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Both Swarm and the new Foursquare will integrate together to make it easier for a user to make use of both applications. On the left is what a user will see who only uses Foursquare. On the right will be what user sees if he or she is using both Foursquare and Swarm. Notice that on the right, an extra button has been added to allow the user to check-in via Swarm.

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