How to Unlock Your World with Foursquare

Wish you were more aware of all the incredible things around you? With Foursquare, you can unlock your world and find happiness just around the corner.

You will need

  • Foursquare
  • Cell phone
  • Passion for exploration

Step 1 Find friends Download the Foursquare app to your cell phone and instantly link to your address book and Facebook and Twitter accounts to discover where your friends are hanging out. See if they’re near you by looking at where they’ve recently checked in.

Step 2 Check in Tell your friends where you are by checking in at one of the thousands of places Foursquare lists automatically based on your GPS location. Leave tips on special features you find around town and don’t skimp on the details: inside information is one of Foursquare’s best features.

Step 3 Learn tips Check out tips from your friends and from the hundreds of thousands of other users — find recommendations on your specific location or suggestions for things to do — or avoid — nearby.

Step 4 Get out The more you use Foursquare, the more you’ll get out of it. Unlock badges and earn points based on where, when, and how often you check in — see how many you can rack up in any given month, and check out your stats at

Step 5 Gain power Check in at a location more than anyone else and become the mayor — you don’t get a key to the city, but you might get rewards from certain businesses just for being a loyal customer.

Step 6 Use it everywhere Use Foursquare wherever you go — in museums, at airports, on public transportation, during concerts — you never know when you might come across a little planned serendipity.