Foursquare plans to relaunch ‘Lists’ feature as power users panic

No, Foursquare technically didn’t kill “Lists” in its latest update.

But the feature, a favorite among power users, will relaunch “in a big way,” according to Foursquare chief Dennis Crowley.

The Lists feature, which enabled users to save and categorize their favorite places, is buried a few levels deep into a menu (Profile > Saved > Lists) following Foursquare’s relaunch on Wednesday. Lists was apparently hidden well enough that quite a few users on Twitter believed it had been completely eradicated.

In response to complaints, Crowley wrote that “Lists [are] coming back in a big way in future, just not yet. Sadly, they’ve been a 1% user feature.” In a separate comment, Crowley said Foursquare will bring the feature back “soonish,” “in a new/reinvented way.”

VentureBeat has reached out to Foursquare for additional comment on the matter and will update this story when we hear back.

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11 comments
Markus Reuter
Markus Reuter

Hi. Thanks for mentioning. There is one issue with lists in the new Foursquare app. You can't save locations onto lists, you can just "save" them. And places you saved on lists are not shown in your general "saved" list that is now promoted by Foursquare.

Apparently the 1% feature for "power users" (how you call them/us) was not given any real thought when they kept it somehow in the app for now. It's a shame because 1% could really make a difference within this digital world as we all know: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1%25_rule_(Internet_culture)

Nadav Ben-Haim
Nadav Ben-Haim

I'm just going to wait until yahoo announces that they've purchased foursquare for 20 billion dollars

Jason Roberts
Jason Roberts

VentureBeat, I've been a Foursquare user since early 2010 (User ID 161321). Swarm has a ways to go before it equals what 4sq once was. I still use both, and will continue to. Kudos to Dennis Crowley and his team. People seriously need to give them a chance to get 4sq to where it needs to be.

Cody Pop Pontius
Cody Pop Pontius

I just liked being mayor. I will never download swarm. Those bastards

Erno Tauriainen
Erno Tauriainen

I sure do. It was nice to look back your (and your friends) travel log. I don't like Swarm one bit and I won't use it. New Foursquare is useless at least for my taste.

Andreas Möller
Andreas Möller

Yes. It was the loveliest app, and I guess a lot of people switched to Foursquare only because it was the only alternative. Now Foursquare has killed its own app.

Richard Castro-Parker
Richard Castro-Parker

Agreed about being Mayor. Now you can only be may our between you and your friends. Sadly none of my friends are likely to download swarm.