Booking a dinner date through Facebook on mobile is getting a bit easier today. The company has just updated its iOS and Android apps, as well as its mobile website, with full OpenTable integration, meaning you won't need to leave Facebook to make restaurant reservations. Simply visiting a restaurant's Page within the app, choosing a date and time, and specifying your party size will present a list of available reservations. Restaurants will need to be participating with OpenTable for the option to be visible, but Facebook's users don't need existing OpenTable accounts to use the feature. Once you're set up, it's just as easy to cancel a booked meal — all it takes is a tap to alert a restaurant that you won't be making it out.
In adding deeper support for OpenTable, Facebook joins Foursquare and Yelp in trying to build a seamless solution for local dining that handles both discovery (i.e. user reviews and recommendations) and the booking process. The latest Facebook update is available now in the App Store and Google Play Store. Aside from OpenTable support, it also introduces hashtag search.