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Facebook rolls out features to book movie tickets, order food on site

Facebook has unveiled new features to allow you to order food, request an appointment with a local spa, get a quote and even book movie tickets with your friends' recommendations as you travel to a

India TV Tech Desk, New York [ Updated: October 20, 2016 12:23 IST ]
Facebook's latest feature will enable users to but movie
Image Source : PTI Facebook's latest feature will enable users to but movie tickets online

Facebook has unveiled new features to allow you to order food, request an appointment with a local spa, get a quote and even book movie tickets with your friends' recommendations as you travel to a new place. 

Now if you are in the US, write a Facebook post looking for advice on local places or services and you will have the option to turn on "Recommendations" for that post. 

If you turn on the feature, your friends can comment on your post with suggestions, and you'll see all of them mapped out and saved in one place. 

You can also go to your "Recommendations" bookmark on Facebook to ask a new question or help your friends. 

"We're starting to introduce a variety of new features that help you ... to discover new things in the world around you, decide what to do or where to go, and connect with local businesses in easier and faster ways," Facebook said in a blog post. 

Users can now order food from restaurants directly from Facebook pages. Simply click "Start Order" on any restaurant's Facebook page that uses Delivery.com or Slice. 

"For local businesses..., 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," the post read. 

Some local business Pages will now have a "Get Quote" button at the top that lets users easily and quickly request a quote from the business. 

"You can buy movie tickets straight from Facebook pages via Fandango. In partnership with Ticketmaster and Eventbrite," the post read. 

"We're also making it possible for people to get tickets to other events -- free or paid -- directly from the event page on Facebook," it further read. 

To make exploring events better, Facebook has revamped the "Events" bookmark on Facebook. 

You can catch up on the latest events activity from friends and hosts and browse event recommendations based on what's popular with friends or events you've connected with in the past. 

Facebook, with 1.13 billion daily active users as of June -- 84.5 per cent of whom are outside the United States and Canada, for now is limiting these new features to its US users.

 

It began to roll out the features on Thursday, and promises more new tools "in the months to come," in particular "to communicate directly with businesses on your time and terms.

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