Download The Foursquare 3.0 Update Now: New Features Present

Foursquare has been one of the great new social networks that has come about in recent times; it relies on geo-location but has recently been getting in on lots of deals with other companies. The desire for other companies is essentially that they sell more goods but they are doing it by giving exclusive offers through Foursquare.

We have recently reported that Foursquare and AMEX are joining forces to offer discounts and that Manchester came out on top as the world’s rudest English speaking city, but today we wanted to talk to you a bit about the new Foursquare 3.0 update and explain some of the new features.

One of them is in regards to the AMEX partnership that you can read on our previous article but the others are to do with some new merchant and recommendation features. The recommendation feature resides where the tips tab once was and users can actually query for recommendations where they are ranked by the most interesting to the user. You can read more about this over at Mashable where Jennifer Van Grove has written an article.

There are going to be seven special types available to merchants, friend specials, swarm specials, loyalty specials, check-in specials, mayor specials, newbie specials and flash specials. If you want to go ahead and download the update then you can via the iTunes website. Remember for the full details of all of these exciting new features head over to the Foursquare blog post on this link.

What do you think of the new features that they have added to Foursquare? Are you a little disappointed that there wasn’t a fix for the duplicate locations? Let us know in the comments section below.