Niantic confirms Niantic Wayfarer review permissions were accidentally made globally available to Pokémon GO players

The beta version of the new Niantic Wayfarer tool enables Pokémon GO Trainers to review nominations for PokéStops and Gyms. Read on below for all the details:

Niantic Wayfarer – Reviewing Wayspots

Niantic Wayfarer is a platform where the Niantic community, Wayfinders, can nominate, review, and edit Niantic Wayspots across the globe. In doing so, while they explore they can help shape the future of their Niantic experiences.

Wayspots are unique places that exist in the real world that range from historic landmarks all the way to hyper-local street art. If a nomination gets enough positive reviews, it will become a new Wayspot and may populate Niantic games.

Learn more at

Community Note: Niantic Wayfarer beta coming soon!


As you may have read on the Niantic blog, we are very excited that the beta version of our new tool—Niantic Wayfarer—will soon enable Pokémon GO Trainers to review nominations for PokéStops and Gyms, helping determine places to play.

Eligible players in certain countries can continue to submit PokéStop nominations within Pokémon GO. Over the coming weeks, Wayfarer will start rolling out to a subset of the player base. Stay tuned to our Niantic channels for additional updates on future rollouts and availability of this new tool.

We hope that the launch of Wayfarer will help in our continued efforts to create an engaging experience worldwide and give Trainers like you the opportunity to shape Pokémon GO. Thank you for exploring with us, and as always, let’s GO!

—The Pokémon GO team

Source: Official Pokémon GO blog

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