Foursquare, the social check-in app, has launched an update that sees it offering more for users with recommendations suggesting new places to visit.

Foursquare’s app redesign has been hinted at for a while now, and the latest version focuses more on helping users to find new places, rather than just allowing them to check-in.

Going the way of many social apps these days, Foursquare’s new design also makes it more visual. Photos in the Friends tab are now given more space, and user profiles have a new aesthetic with six tiles for your friends, stats, photos, tips, badges and lists.

Foursquare has done more than just add a few new features to its app; it has rebuilt it and redefined how users will interact with it. No longer just a check-in app, version 5.0 is available now on iOS and Android, with an update for BlackBerry to follow in the coming weeks. Image

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