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Food delivery comes to Facebook

Food delivery comes to Facebook”

On Friday, Facebook formally launched its new feature allowing users to order food from area restaurants using the app.

How it works: Browse nearby restaurants in the "Order Food" section in the Explore menu.

Facebook's shares were up almost one per cent in early trading on Friday after shares of food order and delivery service GrubHub Inc dropped almost three per cent. The feature is now available everywhere in the US on iOS, Android, and desktop. Alex Himel, a Facebook vice president, said that the company is just trying to make it "easier" for the users. Users can then select the Start Order option. Facebook has avoided the various complications that arise when you have a physical workforce by partnering with a number of established players in the food-ordering business - such as EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, and Olo - and letting them do the heavy lifting. The social media network announced Friday that ordering food can be done through Facebook. Facebook also confirmed that it is teaming up with specific restaurants, including Jack in the Box, Panera, and Five Guys.

For example, if someone has an account with a particular food order service, he/she can easily order with their existing login id.

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Ordering food online is cumbersome as you have to switch between several apps to get your favourite meal. The feature is now gradually rolling out to US users for both the website and the Android/iOS app, and it's currently unknown whether it will make its way to other countries. Though Amazon might not be making money on the food orders, its delivery service surely helps with valuable user data, notes Bloomberg.

Is this a feature you think you'll use?

You can now order a Papa John's pizza while messaging your friends on Facebook - without ever leaving the app.



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