You Can Make Restaurant Reservations & Summon Ubers On Snapchat Now

by Brittany Bennett

When it comes to the world of social media, there is no such thing as too much information. In fact, most of the time we're left craving more. When you open a snap of your friends diving face first into pancakes the size of the planet, you want to know where they are, the fastest route to get there, and if those cakes are as good as they look. Enter Snapchat's newest feature, Context Cards. If you're wondering how to use Context Cards on Snapchat, I promise you that it's as easy as a flick of the wrist.

A spokesperson for Snapchat shared that with these new Context Cards, "snaps can transform from visual stories into launchpads for more information and actions." With this newest feature, your community will literally be at your fingertips, thanks to Snapchat at their partners.

Those pancakes you're drooling over from your bed? Use the Context Card to inspire the start to your day! Using the Context Cards, you could scroll up to see reviews on that restaurant, the hours it's open, and even what else is on the menu. Once you've decided to head over and get your grub on, you can even use the Context Card to tap your screen for a ride share, and go!

Wondering what to do today? Open up Snapchat, see what's happening in your surroundings and engage with a day of spontaneous adventure! Here's all you need to know about how to put those Context Cards to use today.

Locate The Context Cards


To see what Snaps have Context Cards, swipe up on the images or video that says "More" on the bottom. These will most likely be on the Snaps your friends send you that are complete with a venue-specific geofilter. You'll also be able to find the Context Cards on Snaps that have been submitted to a public "Our Story" product and those that appear in a Snap Map or Search. Simply swipe up and reveal everything you've ever wanted to know. It's like a crystal ball, but better. See your future and figure out how to get there as soon as possible.

Collect All The Information You Might Need


Once you've seen the pancakes, decided that that's all you really want in life at the moment, and swiped up to see "More" of the story, you'll be greeted with the actual Context Cards.

Don't be overwhelmed. The cards are organized in a way that avoids being bombarded with too much at once. The first thing that will put the snap into Context, is the basic information. You'll be able to immediately see what kind of place this is (restaurant, retail store, etc.), the business's address, phone number, hours of operation and rating. Depending on the type of venue, information and action steps may vary which could also include more Snaps from around that area. This is all within one app, so you can avoid running between ten apps at once and focus on preserving that precious battery life.

Scroll Down For More Context Cards

You'll find quick access to calling a ride share thanks to Snapchat's partnership with Lyft and Uber. Tap on your ride share option and be whisked off directly to your point of interest. Thanks to partnerships with Tripadvisor, Foursquare, Michelin, and goop, your Context Cards will connect you with the inside scoop and what people really think about the venue you're interested in.

Need to have the next available table at that pancake spot? Scroll further into your Context Cards to find reservations through Resy, OpenTable and Bookatable. There's no need to feel scattered thanks to Snapchat's Context Cards. Everything you've ever wanted to know about what people are doing in your community is now as easy as scrolling up.

Don't you love it when everything is put so neatly into context? Same.

Happy snapping!