This awesome new version comes on the heels of me earning my SFO Airport Mayorship back today.
It looks like one can now view friends check-ins in a timeline-like feed. One can now 'like' a friend's check-in by tapping the heart. A friends past check-ins are now easily accessible to continue a conversation on said check-in.
You can also like/dislike said venues. The first one I liked was my beloved SFO Airport.
I can't wait to see what other surprises are in store. Time for me to use the app!