Gowalla Confirms Being Purchased by Facebook

When most people think about check-in services they think Foursquare, but some people might think of Gowalla. Gowalla is a service similar to Foursquare that lets you check-in to places and share with your friends. Gowalla’s main feature is it’s “Social Guides” which help you discover cool things in many different cities.

Last week it was reported that Facebook purchased Gowalla. Today we have confirmation from Gowalla themselves that the deal is true. Starting in January the Gowalla service will be shut down. For those of you who have used the service and want to keep your “Passport” data a way to export all of it will be made. What features from Gowalla we can expect to show up in Facebook is unclear at this point.

via Gowalla Blog

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