Facebook is rolling out a new food ordering option on its app and desktop site. If you go to the desktop “Explore” section, or the app menu, and click on the hamburger icon, you’ll be redirected to a page full of nearby restaurants that deliver through Facebook.
In October last year, the social media giant announced a deal with online ordering businesses Delivery.com and Slice. The new roll out is the expansion of the tie-up.
Facebook has been bullish in market and is on track to hit two billion active monthly users this year. The company owns the world’s most popular apps: WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.
Facebook has introduced a number of features that have been killing the need of separate apps. It has launched features, including weather, a networking section called “discover people”, a travel section called “city guides”, government info via “town hall”, an online jobs board, fundraisers, instant games and more.
Facebook confirmed that the “Order Food” functionality is related to the October news of Slice and Delivery.com food ordering functionality via restaurants’ Facebook Pages.
The option is the fruit of a partnership between Facebook and food delivery sites Delivery.com and Slice. Previously, you’d have to go to a specific restaurant’s Facebook page in order to order from them.