Facebook has announced a new feature enabling users to order food through its website via third-party services like DoorDash and EatStreet.
The social media company claims that it is making it easier for people who already go to Facebook to discover nearby restaurants and see what their friends have to say about them.
Users can browse restaurants by visiting the order food section in the explore menu of the Facebook website. They can then decide if they want takeout or home delivery.
Facebook said it has been testing the service for a year. Users will now be able to order food directly from restaurants such as Papa John’s, TGI Friday’s and El Pollo Loco.
A statement from the company said: “From local spots to national chains, Facebook connects you with old favourites and new discoveries in just a few taps. You can even check out what your friends have to say about a restaurant before you order your food.”
The service is available everywhere in the US on iOS, Android and desktop.
Food delivery apps is a saturated market but Facebook, with 240 million users in the US, aims to offer a more convenient service without the hassle of switching apps.
Earlier this year, Google launched a similar food delivery app called Areo in India, which aims to facilitate food delivery from consumers’ favourite restaurants and chefs, alongside home services like electricians and plumbers.
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