Facebook users no longer have to leave the social network to attend to their hunger pains.
Facebook announced Friday morning that it teamed up with several delivery services and restaurant chains to launch the ability to order food for pickup or delivery directly via the social network, through its iOS and Android applications, as well as desktop.
The feature had been spotted in testing, on both desktop and mobile, as early as May.
Delivery services that are involved at launch include:
And participating restaurant chains include:
- Jack in the Box
- Papa John’s
- TGI Friday’s
- El Pollo Loco
- Five Guys
- Jimmy John’s
Facebook users can click on Order Food in the Explore menu to browse food options and place their orders. If the restaurants they choose offer multiple delivery service options, users can choose from among them.
Himel wrote, “For example, if you have an account with Delivery.com, you can easily order with your existing login. If you don’t have an account with that service, you can quickly and easily sign up, without leaving the Facebook app.”
Facebook users can also see comments that friends have made about restaurants, where applicable.