Like your friend’s food photo on Instagram? Now you can book a table at that restaurant, buy tickets for a pre-meal movie, or order delivery all without leaving the app.
The popular social media platform is partnering with a number of companies to add action buttons to business pages that will allow users to “Reserve, Get Tickets, Start Order, or Book” directly within Instagram.
As of today, Instagram is utilizing: Acuity, Atom Tickets, Booksy, ChowNow, Eatstreet, Eventbrite, Fandango, GrubHub, MyTime, OpenTable, Reserve, Restorando, Resy, SevenRooms, StyleSeat, Tock and Yelp Reservations. Appointy, Genbook, LaFourchette (SmarterTravel’s sister site), MINDBODY, Schedulicity, SetMore, Shedul and Vagaro will be added to the feature soon.
According to Instagram, “more than 200 million daily active Instagrammers visit a business profile each day”, so this could be a big impact on how you book travel and other activities in the future.
We can’t book your plane tickets for you, but don’t forget to follow SmarterTravel on Instagram for destination inspiration!