Now, the company already lets users wire money on Facebook, but the new features offer an expanded set of opportunities for e-commerce, such as buying tickets for movies and events, in addition to booking appointments at local businesses. In order to book an appointment at a hair salon or firm up a dinner reservation, use the Messenger app to swap available times to set an appropriate date. You can even order food directly from a restaurant's Facebook page. This all comes from a variety of corporate partnerships with Fandango.com, Delivery.com, Ticketmaster, Eventbrite and other companies.
The glut of new features -- which are starting to roll out in the United States today -- seem like a marked attempt for Facebook to solve its longstanding conundrum when it comes to mobile. If successful, it’ll help organize your life, keeping you permanently affixed to your smartphone, preferably in a hoax-free capacity.