You can now order food on Facebook

Tammy Harvey
October 14, 2017

This provides the user with a one-stop shop to look at everything you can have delivered to your home, rather than having to visit individual apps and websites.

Facebook on Friday announced a new feature to make it easier for users to order meals from nearby restaurants and service providers without leaving the social network. This new service, called "Order Food", lets people see what restaurants are nearby and then order food. This isn't ideal for Facebook, as the company wants you constant attention. "You can even check out what your friends have to say about a restaurant before you order your food".

This feature has been undergoing testing for the past year, but is now rolling out across the US.

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. Facebook also confirmed that it is teaming up with specific restaurants, including Jack in the Box, Panera, and Five Guys.

The social media company argues that "ordering food for takeout or delivery is supposed to be simple".

"Today, we're taking the time out of finding what you want to eat by officially launching the ability to order food for pick-up or delivery, directly on Facebook", he writes. Same goes for Caviar and some other options, so you'll still need to open those apps separately to know which restaurants use them and place an order.

It's yet another play by Facebook to monopolise user's time, bringing content traditionally found on the wider web beneath its own umbrella - just like it's already done with Instant Articles. 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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