Is there a way to not get notified when a certain user checks in?

They somehow manage over 500 points a day, checking into "somewhere" every few minutes, and it's creating too much noise in my notification center.

Without unfriending, how can I mute them?

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At foursquare.com, if you go to the user profile for that user, there is a drop-down that lets you set the notifications you receive from that person.

Foursquare notifications

Simply set that to "Off" instead of "Always On" or "Nearby" and you should be good to go.

On my Android, if I go to the "Profile & History" for one of my Foursquare friends, there's a button directly under their photo that looks like a vibrating smartphone.

Tapping that brings me to the "Push Notifications" screen, which tells me what notifications I'm getting from the person, with a button labeled "Set push notifications".

Tapping that button gives me the option to see what notifications I get from that person:

  • Off
  • Nearby
  • Always

Same as above.

(I expect the iPhone version of the app is very similar.)

  • Actually I do have that icon on the iPhone. I misunderstood and thought it was saying they're nearby me. Jul 12, 2013 at 12:41

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