Facebook Inc. wants to be a one-stop shop for its 1.7 billion users.
Over the past month, Facebook has rolled out several features intended to help its users shop, keep tabs on events and gather information from connections. The latest, launching on Wednesday, allow users to buy movie tickets, order food delivery and book salon appointments straight from the app.
“How can we make Facebook more useful in your everyday life?” said Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s head of advertising technology and local teams. Facebook’s work in this arena would continue “over the course of the next months and years,” he added.