How about we all just call it “Facesquare”?
For a select number of iOS users, on a limited basis, Facebook has made a new function available, which bears a striking resemblance to a key component of social location-sharer Foursquare, The Verge reports.
The new feature helps users divulge information about the places they visit, using a color-coding system: Places appear in red, birthdays are blue and photos are in yellow.
On Foursquare, when users “check in,” they are shown reviews, photos and other information about the location, provided by previous visitors.
A Facebook spokesperson said the company’s motivation behind the roll-out is to “help you discover information about where you are or what you do next, or inspire conversations with your friends around you.” It may also be the latest parlay on the social media cards table.
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