Hungry? Chow down with the new Facebook Features -
Book a Reservation….Facebook new capabilities
Facebook is taking some incredible steps to make it a one stop shop for all needs in your social life. Last week they announced a partnership with OpenTable and the ability to reserve tables through the mobile restaurant pages. Utilizing their mobile devices, consumers will be able to book tables via Facebook Pages for restaurants. Facebook’s press release states: “The update represents a new way of discovering and booking great dining experiences, all within the Facebook mobile app.”
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For people that utilize iOS, Facebook will display TV listing information on US TV & Movie pages. Listings will be in your current time zone and include the relevant information such as air time, channel, and description.
Both of these upgrades continue to support that 71% of us are utilizing our mobile devices for more needs than ever before. The update ensures that you can stay inside the app for two more tasks that you utilize other apps for. From making a reservation or seeking a description/time of your favorite TV show, Facebook captures the time spend and the ROI to allow restaurants spend their marketing dollars with them.
This also is a direct run at Yelp, Foursquare, and Evernote who all have similar capabilities but lack the 1 billion person network.
Check out the new features, let us know what you think.