Order and Recommend Food to Your Friends on Facebook
The social media app wants to make your life easier, by offering you another way to order food online — and share your favorite items with friends.
How do you decide where to eat or what to do? You may browse Google or Yelp businesses and ratings, or you may ask a friend, colleague, or family member for a recommendation. You may already use Facebook to review different businesses, and consider the recommendations listed when choosing somewhere to eat. Facebook has now made this process easier and faster, by taking out additional steps so that you can do everything through the app or site.
To take it further, Facebook has also added the ability to order food, purchase movie or event tickets, and make appointments. This is only the beginning: Facebook plans to launch many more services over the coming years, so that you no longer have to leave the site to complete a task. Nonetheless, learn more about the services offered and how Facebook recommendations work below.
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Send and Receive Facebook Recommendations
Whenever you create, or a Facebook friend creates, a post asking for food or activity recommendations locally or while traveling, you can now send and receive recommendations for that post. These “recommendations” will then be mapped out, organized, and saved so that you can easily locate and review your options.
Order Food on Facebook
You can now order food from a button on a restaurant’s Facebook page. Currently, you can only purchase food from restaurants that use Delivery.com or Slice, but there should be plenty of options available in the future. Who knows, maybe Seamless will soon partner with Facebook to bring you food.
Buy Event Tickets
You already use Facebook to “check in” to various places, or show that you’re attending an event. It’s now easier to share an upcoming concert or movie release with a friend and order tickets. Facebook has partnered with Fandango, Ticketmaster, and Eventbrite so that you can purchase tickets for movies, concerts, and other events from a Facebook page for an event or your local theater.
Make Appointments and Get Quotes
Facebook is one of the most popular social media platforms for businesses. With a business Facebook page you can read customer reviews, browse a menu and photos, read news updates, locate contact information, and more. Now you can request or make appointments, or receive a quote on a service through a business’ Facebook page without having to Google their website or look elsewhere. This is a great and easy option for trying out a new spa or hair salon, for example.