What are stickers?

Stickers are a visual reward for exploring the world around you. They are fun representations of the places you’ve been and the things you’ve done.

To get started, there’s a set of 100 stickers to collect! You can unlock these by checking in to the places you go. Some of the stickers will unlock based on how many times you check in at certain places, some unlock if you frequent a place, and some unlock by shouting things in your check-in. We’re not going to give it ALL away but tap on a sticker for a little hint. ;)

There’s also a set of ever-growing special stickers to unlock. You’ll start out with some but keep your eyes peeled and your senses sharp you never know when a new one will appear! Some are limited edition too so keep an eye on @swarmapp so you’ll never miss out.


How do I use them?

There are a few fun ways to show off your accomplishments with stickers:

-add them to your check-ins

-attach them in messages with friends

-spice up your photos by applying stickers 

Once you unlock a sticker, you can use it in any of these ways at any time.

 ...But wait! There’s more.

48 of your collectible stickers can be applied to a check-in to earn an additional 2 bonus coins.

We’ll suggest the best sticker to add to your check-in for bonus coins and highlight it with golden sparkles! For example: use the Suds McGee sticker at a bar to earn 2 extra bonus coins for that check-in.


Two bonus coins not enough for you? Still wondering what you’ve been collecting these coins for? There is also the option to purchase an upgrade on these 48 stickers using the coins you’ve earned. Upgrades will earn you 2x or 3x coins for that check-in; doubling the amount you would have normally received! The coins spent on sticker upgrades will be taken from your total coin balance (found on your profile), not the amount of coins you have on the current week’s leaderboard.

Once you purchase an upgrade, it's yours forever. Please note that upgrades replace your existing sticker bonus, are limited to once per week, and reset Sunday at midnight. So use them wisely!


Pro tips on how to get the most out of your upgrades:

-You'll want to upgrade stickers that make sense for where you're checking in. For example, if you go to bars a lot, you should upgrade Suds McGee.

-If you want to get real fancy, use your upgraded sticker when you post photos, check in with friends, or at places when you're on a streak. This will help you maximize your bonus coins.





How do I unlock the Tourist Sticker?

Celebrate your love to travel with Swarm's new Tourist Sticker! You can unlock this sticker by checking in to any of the places on this special Foursquare City Guide list of must-see destinations all over the world.


(Go Ahead, Be a Tourist)