Facebook Launches Marketplace; Buy and Sell with Your Local Community.

Facebook has introduced Marketplace, a convenient avenue for people to buy and sell item within their communities.

The new feature is the social network’s way of enhancing the experience for the over 450 million users who already visit buy and sell groups on the app each month. Marketplace will appear as a shop icon at the bottom of the Facebook app, opening with photos of items listed for sale by people near you.

To visit Marketplace, just tap on the shop icon at the bottom of the Facebook app and start exploring. Discover Items for Sale near You.

Marketplace opens with photos of items that people near you have listed for sale. To find something specific, search at the top and filter your results by location, category or price. You can also browse what’s available in a variety of categories such as Household, Electronics and Apparel. Use the built-in location tool to adjust the region you’re looking in, or switch to a different city altogether.

When you find something interesting, tap on the image to see more details from the seller, including a product description, the name and profile photo of the seller, and their general location. You can also save the item to find it later.

Decided that you want it? Send the seller a direct message from Marketplace to tell them you’re interested and make an offer. From that point on, you and the seller can work out the details in any way you choose. Facebook does not facilitate the payment or delivery of items in Marketplace.

Post Items for Sale in Just a Few Steps;

Selling an item in Marketplace is just as easy as browsing for one. Simply:

    1. Take a photo of your item, or add it from your camera roll
    2. Enter a product name, description and price
    3. Confirm your location and select a category
    4. Post

Now anyone looking in your area can find your item and message you if they want to buy it. You can also choose to post to Marketplace and a specific buy and sell group at the same time.

To keep track of all of your current and past transactions in Marketplace, visit the Your Items section. There, you can view your saved items, products you’ve posted for sale, and all your messages with people. Only people 18 years old and above are eligible to participate on the feature.

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    SO MANY PEOPLE are having trouble with the icons showing up on their phones and tablets, including me. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the Facebook app on both tablet and phone. Still no app icon for Marketplace Community. Please help!

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