Facebook has a thumb in every pie, and to stay ahead, it鈥檚 been launching products聽like Instant Video to compete with聽FaceTime.聽Now it鈥檚 (officially) taking on the biggest buy and sell networks in the world: Craigslist and eBay. People have been using Facebook to exchange items for a long time now, but we have only had the luxury of聽a few small features that Facebook added, like the ability to list a price and mark an item as sold. Now they鈥檝e finally revamped the system and given us Marketplace, a real contender in the secondhand shopping sphere.


The front page of Marketplace is filled with photos of things that people close to you have listed. You can search for something specific or look through categories.聽If聽you find something that seems interesting, you can tap on the image to see more details from the seller, including a description of the item, the seller鈥檚 name and profile picture, and their general location. You can also bookmark the item.

If you decide to buy, you can send the seller a message through聽Marketplace. Like Craigslist, Facebook does not handle the payment or delivery in Marketplace; that鈥檚 up to you and the other person.


Selling is just as easy as buying, and only requires four steps that should be very familiar. You just take a picture聽of your item, or add it from your聽photo library. Then, enter a title, description and price. Next, verify your location, choose聽a category and post!


Now anyone in your area can find your stuff聽and message you if they want to buy it. If you still want to take advantage of buy and sell groups, you can also post to Marketplace and a specific buy and sell group at the same time.

What will you use聽Marketplace for? Let us know @BritandCo!

(h/t TechCrunch, photos via Facebook)