How to check-in with businesses on Yelp using the mobile app on your phone

You can check-in to local businesses using the Yelp app on your smartphone.

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You can check-in to local businesses using the Yelp app on your smartphone.
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  • You can check-in on Yelp so that friends and other Yelp users can see businesses you’ve visited and reviewed.
  • Some businesses offer incentives, like discounts, if you check-in on Yelp.
  • You can currently only check-in to businesses on Yelp through the mobile app.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more.

Most people know the basic purpose of Yelp – you need to find a specific business, but you don’t know where to go, so you turn to it to find a recommendation. Others might use Yelp as a place to add photos and reviews of businesses that they have previously patronised, sharing their experience with the world.

However, many tend to forget that Yelp has other neat features, including the ability to check-in to a business, allowing business owners to keep track of which Yelp users have visited their business at a certain time and day. Some businesses even take it a step further and offer incentives for checking into Yelp, including discounts or freebies.

If you are an avid Yelp user and want to let other Yelp users know where to visit, here’s how you can check-in to businesses on Yelp.

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How to check-in on Yelp using the mobile app

1. Grab your iPhone or Android and launch the Yelp app. Log in, if you haven’t already.

2. Search for the business you would like to check-in to in the top search bar, then click on the listing.

3. On the business’ Yelp listing, tap the three dots in the upper-right corner. Tap “Check In” from the dropdown menu. Some businesses will also have a “Check In” button directly on their page as well.

Tap the three dots, and then tap

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Tap the three dots, and then tap “Check In.”
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4. On the next page, you have the option to add photos, a description, tag friends, or share your check-in on Twitter.

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Tap the “Check In” button when you’re finished.
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5. When you are ready to check-in, tap “Check In” in the upper-right corner and Yelp will notify you at the bottom of your screen that you checked into the business.

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