Snapchat has been keeping us on our toes when it comes to all their latest updates recently, but the debut of their new Context Cards feature has us excited to engage in even more snapping. Now it's easier than ever to make someone else's Snapchat story your reality — especially when it comes to where to go for dinner. If you're wondering how to make a restaurant reservation using Context Cards at that cool restaurant you saw your friend snapping about, it's as easy as swiping up. You'll rarely ever have to balance more than one app to make a dinner plan again.
One of the most notable characteristics of Snapchat's social media platform is its ability to connect users closer to their community. Through Snapchat stories, it's evident that the platform is dedicated to inspiring people to get out the door and explore their surroundings and hopefully, the world. The creation of Context Cards takes this one step further by creating action items so that you can fulfill your dreams — or stomach — with that quinoa bowl you saw geotagged on your city's Snapchat story.
Now your dining adventures can not only be documented by, but also reserved through Snapchat. It's genius, you guys. If you're an avid foodie or, you know, like to eat, you're constantly refreshing feeds to see who is eating what and where. Now getting to those grain bowls and pizza parlors is as easy as swiping up. Here's everything you need to know about how to use Context Cards to make a reservation.
Open The Context Card
When you see a Snap with "More" at the bottom, swipe up on the text to reveal an organized gathering of information. Context Cards will give you basic information like venue type, phone number, hours of operation, address and directions.
Here you'll also find that your chariot awaits to whisk you off to your destination, thanks to integrated ride share options through Lyft and Uber. Just tap on your preferred service and have a driver at your door loaded with directions to that new wood-fired pizza place in less time than it takes to get your take-out.
Making this new update to Snap stories even more delicious is the access to reviews thanks to TripAdvisor, Foursquare, Michelin, and goop. Keep scrolling on your prospective destination's Context Card to decide if this place is really worth venturing out for with reviews from past patrons and critics. Once you gather if the new poke place you see people in your city constantly chowing down at is a must-try, get ready to make your reservation.
Make Your Reservation Through Resy or Opentable
Making a reservation at the hottest new brunch spot in town is as easy as swiping up. You literally won't have to even lift a finger to book a table. Thank you, dear Snapchat. All you have to do is locate the restaurant's Context Card, found by swiping up on "More" under their venue's specific Geofilter that you've found through Search, Our Stories or your friends snaps. Once you've loaded the Context Card, and tap on where it says "Make a Reservation." And voila. You'll soon be on your way to your sun-drenched table, clinking glasses and documenting every eggs benny that you encounter.
Snapchat has partnered with OpenTable, Resy, and Bookatable to make our reservation planning painless. Ben Leventhal, CEO of Resy, says, "Food is core to how people discover and explore the world, both in real life and online. We're excited to help connect Snapchat's users to the nation's best restaurants." And we couldn't be more grateful to Snapchat's new feature and their respective partners for making exploring the world through dining and food a possibility.
Let's all raise a glass for Snapchat's new, simple way to make restaurant reservations. Oh, and don't forget to take a snap of your drink in the air.