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

Allan Goodman
October 11, 2017

Snapchat says that it will be adding more partners and additional information to Context Cards in the future.

Snap said many locations will also have Stories integrated into their Context Cards.

If a Snap says "more" that means there is more information available and to find out more swipe up on the Snap.

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.

Millions of Snapchat users, particularly in the U.S. and Europe region, were left outraged after the addictive photo-sharing app crashed briefly on Monday night. Take a look at the video below for more details. That includes reviews, maps, contact info, reservations, and even an option to call a ride to the restaurant or store.

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Snapchat crashed for several hours on Monday, affecting millions of users across the globe, especially in Europe and the United States.

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.

The app is used by 170 million people eveyrday.

For Snapchat users who are 25 years-old and younger this rises to 40 minutes a day. This was particularly evident in recent weeks as onlookers watched hurricanes and the shooting in Las Vegas unfold in near real-time via Snapchat.

Its launch marks an enormous shift for Snapchat, which is becoming much more like a full-blown social network that's plugged into lots of different services, rather than the camera app it regularly claims to be.

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