The services that are supported include EatStreet, DoorDash, ChowNow, and Delivery.com.
Not included in that list: UberEats, Grubhub, or Postmates. Facebook also confirmed that it is teaming up with specific restaurants, including Jack in the Box, Panera, and Five Guys. The new option, "Order Food", is easy to find in the Explore menu on the Facebook app. Though Amazon might not be making money on the food orders, its delivery service surely helps with valuable user data, notes Bloomberg. For instance, if you already have an account with Delivery.com, you can go to the service by using your existing login credentials.
Go ahead and test it out today! It's just a reminder that Facebook, the once-useful thing you did back in college, has become the next Yahoo and is drowning its most useful features in a sea of profit-hungry bullshit.
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 new addition has been in testing since 2016, Facebook says.
Facebook will also connect guests with old favorites and new discoveries, and share what their network of friends has to say about a restaurant before they order. Back in August, it expanded its Marketplace service - which offers Craigslist-like ads for local sales - to seventeen new European countries, taking the total number of locations it's available in to 24.
Facebook has 2 billion active users and they are increasing day by day.
Facebook joins Google and online travel giant TripAdvisor in allowing users to place food orders directly.
This move doesn't come as much of a surprise, as it is yet another attempt by Facebook to keep users inside of its app for as long as possible.