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Snapchat's New "Context Cards" Transform Stories Into Interactive City Guides

Additionally, some locations will have Snapchat Stories integrated directly into the context cards, meaning users can view photos or videos submitted by other users from locations that you're thinking of visiting yourself.

A Snap spokesperson declined to comment on deal terms with Context Card partners, but said that the feature was built off the company's $114.5 million acquisition of mobile search app Vurb a year ago. It will also factor in more personalized features, like which ride-haling app you use (if you don't have Uber installed, Snapchat will show links to Lyft).

If a Snap says "more" that means there is more information available and to find out more swipe up on the Snap. The company also noted that it will expand context cards to include more third-party services in the future.

Users will be able to access basic information about the Snap such as the name of the place where it was taken, what kind of venue it is, and a rating from a partner like TripAdvisor. With the partners listed above, you'll be able to see travel tips and well reviewed places near your location.

If users share their location along with a Snap - either by submitting it to a public Our Story or by adding a special venue filter - Snapchat will let others swipe up to see more info about that location.

The update will be available for iOS and Android users of the app in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Millions of Snapchat users, particularly in the U.S. and Europe region, were left outraged after the addictive photo-sharing app crashed briefly on Monday night.

Snapchat crashed for several hours on Monday, affecting millions of users across the globe, especially in Europe and the United States. Snapchat, which boasts a young-skewing audience, averaged 173 million daily users worldwide in the second quarter.



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