Facebook has unveiled very clever new feature

It is going to make it even more addictive

The ever-evolving Facebook has launched a new standalone app this week, which works like a phonebook to link with users' profile information on the social media site. It's called Hello and it's designed to bring the talking back into communication - you know, that thing you do when you speak with your mouth and not a status update.
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Introducing Hello from Facebook on Vimeo.

When you get an incoming call, the app displays their associated information, including their name, a photo and any mutual friends you might share. Clever! It will only display the info callers have shared with their friends or publicly, and - here's the bit we like - it makes it really easy to order food fast.

You can open its local listings search to type in the first few letters of your favourite takeaway spot, and it will give you all the essential information. You'll instantly have a phone number which you can simply click to dial and - hey presto - you've got pizza on the way in just a couple of taps.

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It pulls together your contacts based on whether your Facebook friends have decided to share their number on their profile, which means you can prank call your old school buds... We kid.

That said, other folk might be less considerate, so make sure you check your privacy settings if you don't fancy having Bob from Year 7 P.E. blowing up your phone. Facebook has also installed a 'block' feature to ward off nuisance callers, as well as an automatic block for numbers that have been flagged up as spam.

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.co.uk

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