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Reddit Channels Facebook (Again) With Location Tagging


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Reddit Channels Facebook (Again) With Location Tagging

Reddit teams with Foursquare to let users add a location to mobile posts.

More changes are afoot for the "front page of the internet."

Reddit has teamed up with Foursquare to let users add a location to mobile posts, the companies announced Tuesday.

"Starting today, Reddit users can geotag their posts with a specific venue or location, adding context and interest," Foursquare's Vice President of Business Development Mike Harkey wrote in a blog post. "Just as Snapchatters love geo-filters and Pinterest users go wild for photo maps, now the Reddit community can quickly note where their story takes place."

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For those who wish to remain anonymous, location is "an opt-in feature and will never be required — but it will allow redditors the ability to attach a venue, whether that's your office HQ, that faraway airport with a grammatically incorrect sign, or when you're on site for breaking news," Harkey wrote. "Neither Reddit nor Foursquare will store or share that data."

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When you go to add your location, you'll see a list of nearby places, or you can just search for a specific place you want to tag.

In March, Reddit announced a new Facebook and Twitter-like "post-to-profile" experience, which lets you post things to a profile not just communities. Reaction about that change was mixed, with some users lamenting that the platform was becoming too much like other social networks.

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