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Twitter is rolling out location-based feeds today in partnership with Foursquare

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Micro-blogging startup Twitter has partnered with local search and discovery service Foursquare on a location-based feed feature deigned to aggregate tweets based on the location they were posted from.

Called Twitter Location Feeds, the new feature will go live later today in Twitter’s mobile app for the iPhone and iPad, TechCrunch said this morning.

Tweets tagged with specific locations such as business headquarters, specific locations in a city, sporting events, music festivals and more will show that place in grey inside your timeline, while those tagged with the general city location will only show those tags in the tweet detail view.

“Instead of browsing a noisy hashtag with tweets from everywhere, you can discover what people on the ground are saying,” writes TechCrunch. “This ability to immerse yourself in an unfiltered sea of information has always been one of the best parts of Twitter.”

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Tapping the tagged location in a tweet lets you see a list of aggregated tweets posted by users in the area. In order to take advantage of this functionality, Twitter users will need to give the app permission to access their location to enable location tagging.

This feature, realized in partnership with Foursquare, is scheduled to roll out to all iOS users of the Twitter mobile app later today. Twitter Location Feeds are coming to Android and other platforms at a later stage.

Twitter is available for free on the App Store.

Source: TechCrunch

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