Facebook adds food ordering to fuel your social addiction

Order food right from Facebook

Facebook Order food right from Facebook

It's pretty simple. Like every other delivery app out there, Facebook's Order Food will allow you to browse a list of available restaurants near you and order either takeout or delivery from your favorite.

Facebook officially expanded its food delivery service today, allowing users to order eats from local restaurants, national restaurant chains and food ordering services, all within its app. From there, if a restaurant supports more than one of Facebook's ordering partners, you'll be able to choose between them.

Now adding the Facebook Order Food option can surely be seen as an effort by the company to expand its presence in the restaurant industry.

The service is available everywhere in the United States on iOS, Android and desktop.

According to Facebook, it has made partnerships with services including EatStreet, Delivery.com, Chownow, and Olo as well as restaurants like Papa John's, Five Guys, and Panera.

If you don't have an account, you can sign up directly from the Facebook app.

As I said earlier, Seamless is not now among Facebook's partner services.

Facebook is already a place where people can check into restaurants and search recommendations to decide where they're going to eat next. It's ever so slightly faster if you're already on Facebook, I suppose - and good exposure for some of the services that users might not already be familiar with.

The social media giant is expanding the ability to order food for takeout or delivery straight from the app or desktop.

Notably, the feature is only available in the United States for now, but Himel notes Facebook has been working on the feature since 2016.

"Order Food", this new feature has been introduced for US users and we can hope for it to be released in other countries as well, soon.

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