Facebook Will Soon Give You the Option to Order Food and Buy Movie Tickets
This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.
The number of apps on your phone is about to get smaller, as Facebook introduces new ticket buying buttons for food, films, and live events.
Facebook has begun rolling out a new feature called Recommendations that will allow you to seek advice from friends and then organize their suggestions in one place—and even map them out.
In addition to the Recommendations bookmark on Facebook’s desktop platform, users will also be able to use their mobile app to purchase goods and services from local business and make reservations, thanks to partnerships with Delivery.com, Eventbright, Ticketmaster, and Fandango.
According to Facebook blog post, you will soon start seeing features that allow you to:
“Order food: You can now order food from restaurants directly from their Facebook Pages. Simply click “Start Order” on any restaurant’s Facebook Page that uses Delivery.com or Slice.”
“Request an appointment: For local businesses that require you to book an appointment, such as spas and salons, you can now request a time via the business’ Facebook Page and view their entire slate of services and offerings. They’ll then get back to you on Messenger to confirm your appointment.”
“Get a quote: Some local business Pages will now have a “Get Quote” button at the top that lets you easily and quickly request a quote from the business.”
“Get tickets to movies and events: For many new movies this fall, you can buy movie tickets straight from their Facebook Pages via Fandango. In partnership with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite, we’re also making it possible for people to get tickets to other events—free or paid—directly from the event page on Facebook.”