We’ve been hearing about this new feature on Facebook for months – and now it’s here! You can now order food for pick-up or delivery, directly on Facebook.
You’re settling down for a quality evening in, alone, with family or friends (or a date), and you think “let’s order takeout tonight.” So, you go through the motions of deciding what to eat, which place to order from and – if you’ve opted for pizza – what toppings you’re going to go for. Then you’ve got to call the restaurant (social anxiety kicks in), or order through an online service. Easy enough to do, right? Right. So, Facebook has decided to make it even more simple.
It all starts with people deciding what they want to eat, by finding out about nearby restaurants – on Facebook. I admit, that is something I never actually do, but OK… Then comes the ordering part. Here, Facebook has brought together all the options.
Services like EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow or Olo, or directly from a restaurant like Jack in the Box, Five Guys, Papa John’s, or Panera? Facebook connects you to them (and more). Finally, you can even check out what your friends have to say about a restaurant before you order your food.
To access the feature, simply find the Order Food section within your Explore menu. Once you’re there, look through the restaurants that are available, and the food options available to you, and tap Start Order when you’re ready. If you’re ordering from a restaurant that uses many services, you can choose your favourite one. If you don’t already have a service you subscribe to, you can simple sign up to one – without ever leaving the Facebook app.