How to Use Facebook's Food Delivery Service

Facebook will let you order food from services like Door Dash or restaurants like Five Guys.                  Facebook

There's a new way to order food from your phone, but you won't have to download a new app this time around because it's through an app you already use: Facebook.

Facebook Inc on Friday launched a service through which its U.S. users can order food for take-away or delivery directly through its app or website.

Facebook Vice President Alex Himel said, "People already go to Facebook to figure out what to eat by reading about nearby restaurants, and seeing what their friends say about them".

Facebook wants to develop itself as a one-stop solution for nearly all you need.

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And because this is Facebook we're talking about, you can see what your friends have to say about a restaurant before placing your order.

The company began testing its "order food" capability a year ago based on feedback from its users and after adding more partners to its list, a spokeswoman said.

Facebook's service combines well-known outlets like EatStreet, DoorDash, Delivery.com, Zuppler, Slice, ChowNow, and Olo. To help them pick, reviews are pulled from the business' Facebook page, and listings can be filtered by cuisine, price and opening time - with a dedicated section for any restaurants the user has previously favourited. So really, the Facebook portion is more like a jumping off point to direct users to the food delivery service.

Facebook wants to make sure that you can do a lot of different things inside the app, so you stay in it longer. The value for Facebook is obvious; the company hopes you'll fill your craving and then keep swiping through your news feed with your greasy fingers. "From local spots to national chains, Facebook connects you with old favorites and new discoveries in just a few taps", reads the blog post. Previously, this feature was only available to select users.

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