Facebook Adds New Feature To Take Food Delivery Orders

Facebook Adds New Feature To Take Food Delivery Orders

If the restaurant you want to order from offers takeout or delivery with multiple services, you can select which service you'd like to use.

Today Facebook announced a new feature that will surely send a chill down the spines of executives at Seamless and Caviar.

The social media company claims that it is making it easier for people who already go to Facebook to discover nearby restaurants and see what their friends have to say about them.

To order, users simply find the new "Order Food" platform on Facebook, which works on both desktop and mobile servers.

Before you can order, you'd need to have an account with one or more of the services.

Facebook's service combines well-known outlets like EatStreet, DoorDash, Delivery.com, Zuppler, Slice, ChowNow, and Olo.

Once they've picked, the user is connected to the relevant delivery service, where they can order and pay. According to Himel, it was "complicated" for users to first search a restaurant on the site, and then log onto a third-party service, or call the restaurant to deliver the food.

From the past year, Facebook was testing this feature, now finally it is coming out in the USA. All Facebook is really doing here is launching an in-app browser so you can get a meal without ever leaving the app.

Facebook is not the only tech company to do this.

"Order Food", this new feature has been introduced for US users and we can hope for it to be released in other countries as well, soon.

This is just the latest in the company's continued expansion into daily life, after the introduction of Facebook Marketplace (its own Craigslist), Town Hall (a listing of local representatives), job listings, and taxi calling capability within its messaging app.

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