Instagram is helping restaurants deliver food and sell gift cards

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  • Scrolling through one’s Instagram feed is one way to find some distraction from the depressing coronavirus-related news headlines, but now the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app has added a way users can also support small businesses that are struggling right now while they scroll.
  • Businesses can now add stickers and buttons to their accounts that allow users to easily tap to order gift cards, as well as food delivery.
  • These kinds of features are important, because a new report finds that more than 7 million small businesses are at risk of closing because of economic hardship stemming from the coronavirus crisis.
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The coronavirus pandemic has brought about some surprising new feature development at Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app where the equivalent of a retweet still requires some trickery to pull off — but where ordering food delivery from inside the app is now as easy as making a single tap on your screen.

Instagram on Wednesday announced a handful of updates to the service that are meant to help struggling small businesses amid the coronavirus crisis, one of which includes stickers that can be tapped to take people to a business’ website where users can order food delivery and buy gift cards. “Small businesses are an important part of our community, and many are facing immense challenges during the COVID‑19 crisis,” Instagram announced. “Today, we’re making it easier to discover gift cards, online food orders, and fundraisers on Instagram so you can support the businesses you love.”

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