Google is now allowing users to make food delivery orders directly via Search, Maps, and Assistant.
The Mountain View company has already outlined this feature during I/O 2018, and now it's rolling it out.
Order Food With Google
In a blog post, Google announced that it's making food deliveries "even easier." By that, it means it's partnering up with delivery services such as DoorDash, Postmates, Delivery.com, Slice, and ChowNow to let users place food orders using Search, Maps, or Assistant.
Thanks to that, users can order food from any of them, and they won't have to download and install an app, go to their respective websites, or anything along those lines to do so.
It's also working on including more companies in the future, such as Zuppler. However, it seems that major players like Uber Eats and Grubhub aren't in the mix.
Google Search And Maps
Users should see a new "Order Online" button in Search and Maps when looking up a restaurant. If it supports the new feature, then they can just tap on it, decide whether to have it for delivery or pickup, choose a delivery service, and check out using Google Pay.
Users can let Assistant do the grunt work by telling it, "Hey Google, order food from [restaurant name]." All they have to do is choose which delivery service they want to go with and what food they want to order.
For those who want to skip all the hassle, they can just ask the virtual assistant to repeat a past order by saying, "Hey Google, reorder food from [restaurant name]." They'd then get to choose from their previous orders and be done with the whole process in a snap.
This works for both Assistant on Android and iOS, just to be clear. However, the company didn't say whether this would be available on smart speakers or smart displays.
Now the new feature is already available in Search, Maps, and Assistant in "thousands of cities" in the United States, according to the company.