Facebook updates its mobile app, adds a bunch of new features

Facebook's latest mobile app includes restaurant reservations, TV/movie listings and hashtags.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Aug 14 2013 4:25 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:21 PM CST

Ah, Facebook, you just never stop, do you? The social network's latest addition to its mobile platform includes a slew of new features that will help make your life just that much more convenient.

Facebook updates its mobile app, adds a bunch of new features | TweakTown.com

Facebook users will soon be able to reserve a table at their favorite restaurant (of course, this depends on the city/restaurant/country) through Facebook Pages, find a movie showing time through Pages, and enjoy full hashtag support. Facebook has partnered up with real-time reservation service OpenTable, which works in over 20,000 restaurants.

Normally, a would-be restaurant customer would use the OpenTable app or reserve their table through OpenTable's website, but now Facebook users can do it all within the participating restaurants' Facebook page.

Primetime television and movie Facebook pages aren't being left out, where they'll now see their respective pages updated to include listing information. These listings will be based on your current time zone, and should include the channel name, air time and the description of what the show or movie is about.

The social network are also fully embracing hashtags, which makes words and phrases clickable and searchable. Mobile users will now enjoy the same support for hashtags that desktop users see, where mobile users can search hashtags to find posts from friends, Pages and public updates that include that specific hashtag.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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