Facebook announced users will be able to order food through Facebook pages of restaurants starting on Wednesday as part of its way to connect users and local businesses.
If you want your friends’ suggestions about what to do while traveling, you can use Facebook’s new Recommendations feature that you can turn on in status updates. This will make it easier to request recommendations in the News Feed, and you can bookmark Recommendations for later on.
Facebook is also adding its new standalone Events app back to the Events tab in the main app. You’ll be able to discover Events including RSVPs from friends, and see what events are coming up today, tomorrow, or this weekend. You can see what's happening around you.
“How can we make Facebook more useful in your everyday life?” said Andrew Bosworth Facebook’s head of advertising technology and local teams.
This is just another way Facebook is looking to expand beyond its social networking function.
Earlier this month, Facebook rolled out Marketplace, a new platform that makes it easier for users to buy and sell items.
Facebook will start rolling out these new features today in the US.