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Snapchat Now Lets You Book Uber, Find Restaurants

11 October 2017, 12:21 | Sam Montgomery

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Some locations also have stories integrated into their Context Cards to make it easy to dive in and watch more Snaps from the places that interest you.

To find context cards, swipe up on any Snaps that says "more" at the bottom.

Many Snapchat users took to Twitter to express their frustration using the hashtag #snapchatdown over the outage of the photo-sharing app. When swiping up on a snap, users can see additional info that's automatically populated from a growing number of partners, including TripAdvisor, FourSquare, Uber, and more.


You can also request an Uber or Lyft ride, or reserve a table through OpenTable, Resy, or Bookatable right from Context Cards. Take a look at the video below for more details.

Now, when you view a Snap that's part of an "Our Story", Snaps that have contextual information available will have a "more" menu.

For now, only posts that use Geofilters or appear in Snap Map or Search will get the additional functionality.


For launch, context cards will be available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand on both Android and iOS.

Not all of the services and information will display at once for every location, but Snap says the idea is to create a personalized feed that's relevant to what each user might need at the time.

More than 60% of their users spend on average 30 minutes a day on the app. That will let users access related posts submitted to Our Story (if they're tagged at or near the location) as well as imagery from partners.


The first card will contain basic information like the name of a place, the category of the venue (say restaurant or store) and ratings.



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