Twitter and Foursquare have revealed a partnership today that will allow people to tag their exact location in a tweet. Soon, people will be able to tweet insufferably about the bottomless mimosas and french toast that’s just to die for at their favorite brunch place without worrying about that restaurant’s name taking up precious characters that could otherwise be used to sing the praises of their Sunday morning meal.
— Twitter (@Twitter) March 23, 2015
The social networking company is still in the process of integrating the new feature, but when it’s done, users will be able to add their exact location by tapping on the location pin icon while composing a tweet. In addition, users will be able to tap on the name of a place in the Twitter app and see what other posts people have made from that same location.
Twitter has long supported adding locations to tweets, but never attached place names to those points on a map beyond neighborhoods in large cities.
The partnership may not seem like much, but it’s actually somewhat important for both companies, which are threatened by the database of businesses and other locations that Facebook maintains in order to power its geolocation features. It’s also further proof that Foursquare’s database of location info is powerful, even if the social networking company has become less popular over time.