Google Assistant, Maps And Search Now Let You Order Food Sans App


Google will save your past orders for re-ordering, though you'll have to decide if you really want Google to know that you crave the McDonald's McRib sandwich (despite what you tell your friends). On May 22, Google announced through a blogpost that it has revamped the "Search" engine in a way that will provide mobile users a better understanding on the origins of the information given as a response to their query.

But while you still need to switch apps directly to hail a ride, you can actually complete your full order without leaving Maps or Search. This will work again with the participating restaurants only. Restaurants that support this new feature will have an "Order Online" button on their search results on Google Search and Google Maps, where you can make an order.

To make the Google Assistant order you a chalupa, simply ask, "Hey Google, order food". And is a clear indication that though Google is not getting directly into the delivery game, it is making a bigger impact on the food delivery business.

Google says that when ordering from "participating restaurants" (which is fairly vague), you'll be able to craft your order with just a few taps. This functionality is rolling out today in Search, Maps, and Assistant, so be sure to take it for a spin the next time you don't feel like cooking. You are supposed to say, "Hey Google, reorder food from [name of the restaurant]" and it will display a comprehensive list of past orders from the same restaurant to ease the process. Last week it was made clear that every merchant receipt sent to a Gmail consumer's account from a merchant is another piece of data that Google gains.

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Did you enjoy reading it? Ask Google to order food from your favorite restaurants to get a step-by-step process from the Assistant.

It's also working on including more companies in the future, such as Zuppler.

Now, let me enjoy the food, please.