After a relatively quiet few months, Foursquare is on a roll this week. The location-based social network just introduced a new history page, which will let consumers search through past check-ins.
The new, fully-searchable history page will enable individuals to view past check-ins, including any photos and comments that were shared, as well as which friends were there.
Check-in history can be broken down by month or year, and filtered by who was there, the type of venue, and neighborhood or country. Foursquare plans to add more features soon, such as filtering by venue, and adding tips or creating lists directly from the history page.
In today’s blog post, the company hints toward an experience element as well by asking, “Want to remember all the places you went to on last summer’s trip to Mexico? Or relive all the adventures you’ve had with your best friend?”
Although this doesn’t directly affect local businesses, history pages will have a significant impact. By letting people access all of their data, your customers can easily find and revisit locations they love.
Between its partnership with OpenTable and improved Explore capabilities, Foursquare is becoming an even more useful service for local businesses. If you haven’t already, claim your venue and start taking advantage.
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Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.