Facebook has launched its newest feature Marketplace, which allows users to buy and sell goods with others in their community. Before Marketplace was introduced, approximately 450 million people were already using the social media platform to buy and sell products. Now, Facebook has given users a more formal way to make these exchanges.
You can find the new Marketplace icon where the Messenger one used to be. Once you’ve entered it, Facebook’s algorithms will show you items it thinks you might be interested in. You’ll be able to simply message an offer to the user who listed the item, and you can list items of your own that you’d like to sell.
While users are speculating whether Marketplace will replace Craigslist and eBay, there are some differences. As of now, the feature is exclusive to mobile users. Marketplace also will not have the same protections as eBay. For instance, the sales will all be handled by users on their own, offline.
Marketplace is currently available in 4 countries (the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand), but Facebook plans on expanding to additional countries in the coming months.
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