Published onAugust 12, 2013
Dinner and a Show: Two Changes to Mobile Pages that will Help People and Businesses Connect
Each month, more than 800 million people access Facebook on a mobile device. And today we're announcing two updates to mobile Pages launching later this week that will expand the useful features and relevant information Pages provide.
Reserve Tables through Mobile Restaurant Pages
Using their mobile devices, people will be able to book tables via Facebook Pages for restaurants. The update represents a new way of discovering and booking great dining experiences, all within the Facebook mobile app. There's no need to visit a separate mobile site or open a separate app.
The new feature will be available on the Facebook mobile Pages for more than 20,000 OpenTable restaurant customers across North America.
Listings on TV and Movie Pages
Finding shows and movies on TV is getting easier as well. For people that use iOS, Facebook will display TV listing information on US primetime TV and movie Pages. Listings will be based on your current time zone and include the channel name, air time and a description of the show or movie playing, meaning that the listings that exist in cable box guides, magazines and newspapers are now conveniently located on the Facebook Pages of peoples' favorite shows.
Millions of people are visiting TV and movie Pages on Facebook every day, especially on mobile. Providing listings information on Facebook offers timely and relevant information about the media content people care about most.
For businesses benefitting from these updates to mobile Pages, both the OpenTable and TV listing features will update automatically; there's no additional signup or registration required.