Facebook Rolls Out Events, Movie Ticketing and More on its Planet

Facebook wants to be the world in itself, and with the launch of every new feature or service, it’s only getting closer to realising that dream. It launched ‘Marketplace‘ early this month for buying and selling goods on its platform, and has now rolled out 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.

Here’s the list of updates posted on its blog.

  • 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.

The new features are only available in the US for now, and there is no word from the company about its launch in other countries.