Facebook’s new Marketplace aims to become the world’s largest yard sale
Facebook is getting into the Craigslist business. The world’s most populated social network recently announced a new feature called Marketplace, which allows Facebook users to buy and sell items for other users nearby. At launch Marketplace will be a mobile-only feature for Android and iOS, and only in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand.
Facebook says it will not be facilitating payment or delivery for Marketplace items. That’s left up to buyers and sellers who can work out the deals over Facebook Messenger or, if they share contact information, a phone call.