Facebook Welcomes Foursquare Check-Ins to Timeline Maps
The Timeline map displays all of the places members have visited by either checking in to a nearby location or adding a life event to Timeline.
Previously, the map could only see check-ins made through Facebook or Instagram. Moving forward, it will also include check-ins shared by Foursquare as well. Additionally, any check-ins made prior to the update have been retroactively added.
It seemed like many customers were having to check-in twice to a location for it to register on the map on both platforms. This update has simplified the process, hopefully encouraging more check-ins in the future.
While the integration mostly benefits individuals, restaurants and local businesses now have a more permanent residence on customers’ Timelines. Early tweets suggest that the integration has been well received by both user bases.