Facebook launches new food-ordering feature

Ann Santiago
October 17, 2017

Facebook has been testing this feature since past year, and after responding to feedback and adding more partners, it's rolling the service out everywhere in the United States on iOS, Android and desktop.

Facebook continues to bring new and interesting features to keep its users happy and engaged.

Users can now order food for delivery without ever leaving Facebook, CNBC reports.

To order food, a user simply needs to tap the menu button on the bottom right of the new Facebook app and then select "Order Food".

Facebook is partnering with different food ordering services in this effort including EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Olo, Zuppler and Slice. In this way, Facebook does not have to compete with them as it has partnered with these services. Some of the well-known names on the list include Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc, Jack in the Box Inc, Five Guys and Papa John's International Inc. "You can even check out what your friends have to say about a restaurant before you order your food", notes the company's website.

Accessing this feature is very easy and simple.

"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".

Speculations about Facebook's "Order Food" feature had been doing rounds for some time and some of the rumors also highlighted it to be a new option within the Explore menu in the application.

"The goals for us are that you can always find a place to order from that you're happy with", Himel told Eater. These services already have partnerships with different restaurants and those restaurants deliver food through them.

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