Facebook is determined to be the ideal one-stop site for the virtual public. With Facebook, we can easily stay connected with friends, watch videos, check the weather, shop – and we'll also soon be able to order food directly from its home site without having to browse through other restaurant websites.
The social media faucet has recently collaborated with delivery.com and Slice to provide food-delivery services in 40 US cities. The service will most likely extend to other regions and countries, possibly Hong Kong, depending on the feedback gathered from current users.
How to order
For desktop users, a vibrant burger icon appears in the sidebar of the Facebook home page (there's a blue-and-white icon in the app version).
After clicking on the icon, you’ll find all the available restaurants with their respective descriptions, including photos, cuisine type, price range and rating. Pick one that catches your eye, then simply start your order and pay accordingly. You’ll then receive a follow-up email to confirm the transaction. All these steps can be done within Facebook and without a delivery.com account – how convenient is that?
This new food-ordering feature further reinstates Facebook’s importance in our everyday life. Over the past few months, Facebook has launched other new functions such as City Guides to build up our travel plans and Discover People to make friends with those sharing similar interests.
Facebook account holders would be able to save a lot of time if the food-ordering function is on tap in Hong Kong. By simply logging on to Facebook (which, let's face it, is pretty much a constant for most of us anyway), we'd be only a few finger touches away from getting good food. Given its effortless usage, we anticipate this food-ordering feature to be a big hit.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the burger icon when you use Facebook next time!