Facebook wants you to ditch Craigslist and sell stuff using its app instead


Facebook has begun rolling out its “Marketplace” feature to users, allowing people to buy and sell items locally through the app.

Marketplace has existed for some time as part of Facebook Groups. (I've bought and sold some items through a local parents’ group for the last few years, and it works well.) Delivery and payment is handled separately from the app, just like similar ads posted on Craigslist.

The company said in a Monday press release that the feature would be “rolling out to everyone over 18 years old in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand on the Facebook app for iPhone and Android.”

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