To check in a friend, simply tap the “I’m with…” button while you’re checking yourself in and add your friend’s name. She will then receive a push notification asking her permission to let you check her in.
If your friend approves, then you’ll be able to check her in on future adventures together without her permission. If she declines, then she will just be mentioned in your check-in as normal. You’ll always receive a notification when your friend checks you in, and you can delete check-ins that you’d prefer stayed private.
Foursquare launched mentions for check-ins last year, a feature which has become primarily a place for Foursquare users to indicate who they happen to be with at a particular time or place. The idea behind Tuesday’s announcement is to improve that experience, letting the mention go a little further, so that it’s actually a check-in with that person.
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