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New service lets you order food on Facebook

17 October 2017, 12:54 | Hattie Nash

Feeling hungry? Now order food with Facebook

Facebook now lets you order food without leaving Facebook

Select start order. If the restaurant offers takeout or delivery with multiple services, you can select which one you'd like to use.

Users will be able to browse nearby restaurants and order directly from the business.

The company says Facebook will also show you what your friends have to say about a restaurant before you make your order. This new feature is available in U.S. only and let's your order food from restaurants like Jack in the box, Papa John's and food ordering services like Olo, Delivery.com etc. It...

Facebook has been testing this feature since a year ago and after responding to feedback and adding more partners, the company rolled it out in the USA on iOS, Android and desktop. The previous fall, it reported an arrangement with the online ordering services Delivery.com and Slice, which enabled Facebook clients to put orders from supported eateries through their own particular Facebook Pages. It's also working with restaurant chains directly, like Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John's, Wingstop, TGI Friday's, Denny's, El Pollo Loco, Chipotle, Jimmy John's and Panera.

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Accessing this feature is very easy and simple.

The Vice-president of Facebook, Alex Himmel said, "Once you decide you're hungry, let's take you from that decision to food in your hand".

Most people who order food already have accounts set up with individual restaurants and delivery apps, however.

The new service can be used on the Facebook app or website. Other countries might have to wait for some time to get the service or Facebook might keep it USA exclusive.

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