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What are Check-Ins?

Check-Ins are a way to keep track of the local businesses you visit and keep your friends updated with your latest comings and goings. Checking in can earn you badges (depending on where/when/how frequently), special offers, and (if you're dedicated) your very own digital kingdom.

Each time you check-in you will have the option to share your check-in—with your Yelp friends or on Twitter —or keep it private. If you choose to share a check-in on a Social Media site, the audience that can see the check-in will depend on your privacy settings for that platform. If you would like to change how businesses see your check-ins and other interactions on Yelp, update your Business Visibility Settings. Please note that it is currently not possible to share your check-ins on Facebook.


To view a list of your own check-ins, go to your profile and click or tap Check-Ins. Please note that once you've checked in or posted a check-in comment, these can't be edited or hidden, but you can request to have them removed by contacting our Support team.
 

To check in on iPhone

  1. Tap the Me button in the center
  2. Tap Check In
  3. Tap the desired business
  4. Choose how to share the check-in, and add a comment for your friends to see
  5. Tap Check In

To check in on Android

  1. Tap the Sidebar Menu button
  2. Tap Check In
  3. Tap the desired business
  4. Choose how to share the check-in, and add a comment for your friends to see
  5. Tap Check In

To see any badges you may have earned

  1. Log in to your account
  2. Tap the Me button 
  3. Tap Badges
​Please keep in mind that badges are awarded automatically based on your check-in activity, and can't be manually awarded or revoked. If you're wracking your brain to figure out how to earn a specific badge, your fellow Yelpers on Yelp Talk might be able to provide some guidance.