Now, you’ll be able to order food through the Facebook app itself. The company announced the recent development, which they have been testing for a year, in a blog post.
Contrary to what we initially assumed the services is actually a platform combining leading food delivery services like EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, and Olo, as well as, popular restaurants like Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John’s, and Panera.
The company says, depending on the restaurant, you’ll be able to place pick-up and delivery orders. What’s more is they want to take the advantage of your Facebook connections. You might be able to make better food choices if the comments from your Friends are at hand.
The Order Food option is present in the Explore section in the Facebook app. There you can browse the list of nearby eateries and tap the Start Order button to initiate the ordering process. Users can also use the app’s search bar to find a restaurant and related posts.
Facebook’s food ordering service first rolling out across the US for Android, iOS, and desktop. We hope more regions would follow soon.
This appears to be another effort from Facebook to expand their reach beyond the virtual world. Earlier, they included a feature that allowed users to find WiFi hotspots in their vicinity.