Looking for an Uber? Book it through Snapchat's 'context cards'

11 October, 2017, 00:24 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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If you're friend posts a pic of some taco noshing, you can click the geotag and, if the restaurant has a Context Card, get information on the spot: its hours, reviews, phone number and location. We've also integrated Stories into Context Cards, making it easy to see more Snaps from the places that interest you.

Snapchat is today rolling out a new feature that will display context-specific data on top of users' snaps.

If you decide you'd like to meet your friends there, you can even use the Context Card to summon ride from Uber or place a reservation through OpenTable.

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

The content of the cards changes based on the location - a restaurant may have links to reviews and table-booking while a tourist attraction may have TripAdvisor reviews or Foursquare tips.

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The feature will first roll out to Snapchat users in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

With the advent of Story Search and Snap Maps, Snapchat has proved not just that Snaps are good for more than silly selfies, but that Snapchat is one of the best resources when you want to know what's happening in a particular location.

Snap says it aims to always show you the most relevant information.

The app is used by 170 million people eveyrday. Snapchat, which boasts a young-skewing audience, averaged 173 million daily users worldwide in the second quarter.

The Snapchat Support page on Twitter has admitted that its users had complained of having issues with the app, and that they were looking into the problem. This was particularly evident in recent weeks as onlookers watched hurricanes and the shooting in Las Vegas unfold in near real-time via Snapchat.

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