Facebook Marketplace Now Available In Selected Markets
Taking on the likes of OLX and Gumtree, Marketplace will allow users to formally buy and sell goods on the social network.
From today for a select number of users, Facebook will boast a Marketplace icon in its navigation bar. Clicking it will take users to a page where they can browse goods, or put goods up for sale.
According to the company, around 550-million users purchase and sell products on the social network.
Anyone with a Facebook account can use the service, and will require the usual information: an image of the product, a description and a price. Users can also use these filters when browsing particular products.
The company is slowly rolling out the feature to users within a two week period, so some users may not have yet noticed a change. Marketplace is available in 46 countries worldwide.