Facebook launches USA food order, delivery service

14 October, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Valerie Burke
  • Facebook now lets you order food without leaving Facebook

According to the press release, they'll be working with "a number of food ordering services like EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow and Olo, as well as restaurants like Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John's, and Panera, so you don't have to search through multiple places to find what you're looking for".

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. People already go to Facebook to figure out what to eat by reading about nearby restaurants, and seeing what their friends say about them.

In its latest bid to trap you in a never-ending vortex of high school exes and oversharing parents, Facebook has introduced a feature where you can order food without leaving the site itself.

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

Before you can order, you'd need to have an account with one or more of the services.

The new addition has been in testing since 2016, Facebook says. It's part of Facebook's attempt to get you to stay within the clutches of its app empire, rather than allowing you loose to do something as mundane as feed yourself. From there, you can see all the restaurants available to you and you can begin your order, with some restaurants offering pickup and some offering delivery. 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. It's not like Facebook's algorithm hasn't already figured out that you were secretly ordering three orders of pad thai just for yourself, anyway. Though Amazon might not be making money on the food orders, its delivery service surely helps with valuable user data, notes Bloomberg. The feature is available now on the Facebook app and website.

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