Facebook Users Can Now Order Food on Facebook

Javier Stokes
October 14, 2017

In line with that, the social networking giant on Friday announced that users can now order food for takeout or delivery using Facebook's mobile app and website. This isn't ideal for Facebook, as the company wants you constant attention. You can also check out what your friends have to say about a restaurant before placing an order.

"We've been testing this since previous year, and after responding to feedback and adding more partners, we're rolling out everywhere in the USA on iOS, Android and desktop", Himel concludes.

On the off chance that you weren't totally overwhelmed with the number of delivery-service apps already out there, Facebook has got you covered. The launch is supported by partnerships with food delivery services including Delivery.com, DoorDash and ChowNow, as well as individual restaurant chains like Papa John's, Denny's and Five Guys. From there, you can see all the restaurants available to you and you can begin your order, with some restaurants offering pickup and some offering delivery.

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This move doesn't come as much of a surprise, as it is yet another attempt by Facebook to keep users inside of its app for as long as possible. So really, the Facebook portion is more like a jumping off point to direct users to the food delivery service.

If the restaurant partners with multiple food-ordering companies, a menu pops up asking users which service they want to order through. From local spots to national chains, Facebook connects you with old favorites and new discoveries in just a few taps.

Notably, the feature is only available in the United States for now, but Himel notes Facebook has been working on the feature since 2016. Though Amazon might not be making money on the food orders, its delivery service surely helps with valuable user data, notes Bloomberg.

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