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

Facebook's latest mobile app includes restaurant reservations, TV/movie listings and hashtags
By: Anthony Garreffa | Apps News | Posted: Aug 14, 2013 9:25 am

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 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.


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