Facebook Marketplace in Android app will make private buying & selling easier
- Fariha Khan
- October 4, 2016
Like millions of people around the globe, you might be using Facebook Marketplace in Android app platform to sell and buy stuff. But now the company has taken it all to a level up by introducing a new feature in its android app. The Marketplace feature on mobile will enable you to expand your audience to everyone in your local community; you will not be limited to the circle of your family and friends only.
In recent times, people have been increasing using Facebook to buy and sell. It all basically started in Facebook Groups and now over 450 million people visit buy and sell groups on a monthly basis.
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Marketplace will improve buying and selling
Marketplace by Facebook is an effort to help improve those connections. It is designed to serve as a convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people around you. But the company does not plan to get involved in the transactions itself.
Simplicity of selling
When you plan to buy a thing, all you need to do is to send a direct message to the seller using Marketplace and make an offer. Then, you and the seller can work things out as you like. Note that Facebook does not assist the payment or delivery of products in any way.
You see a store sign at the foot of your app amid play and world images when you get an update. So when you do, just tap on it and browse/ search items for sale.
How it works
To sell on Facebook Marketplace, you need to take a photo of your product or add it from your smartphone. Then write the name of the item and its description and price etc. Lastly, you need to verify your location and choose a category. Now just post.
For now, Marketplace in android app is launching in the US, UK, New Zealand in addition to Australia. It will be available to iOS and the Android users. According to Facebook, the feature will be accessible in other parts of the world as well as on the web in near future.