New Facebook Feature Allows Users to Order Food and Movie Tickets

Cups adorned with Facebook's logo, Berlin, February 24. The company announced Wednesday that it is adding a food ordering feature to its app. Fabrizio Bensch/REUTERS

Facebook has announced that users in the U.S. will be able to order food through its restaurant pages from Wednesday.

Users will also be able to get quotes from businesses, buy movie tickets and book appointments at spas and salons, Facebook said in a blog post.

Earlier this month, Facebook launched "Marketplace," a platform that allows people to buy and sell items locally.

Facebook, which has about 1.7 billion monthly active users, also said Wednesday it would add a "recommendations" feature that will allow users to share recommendations on such things as places to eat.

Facebook shares were up 0.8 percent at $129.58 in early trading.

Shares of GrubHub, which offers a food ordering service similar to that announced by Facebook, were down 2.4 percent at $41.07.