Over the next few days, Facebook will be rolling out Marketplace to everyone over 18 years old in the UK, on the Facebook app for iPhone and Android. You will notice the icon for Marketplace over the next few days which will replace the Messenger icon in the center of the bottom row on Facebook’s mobile app.
In a press release this morning, a spokesperson for Facebook said :
Marketplace opens with photos of items that people near you have listed for sale. To find something specific, search at the top and filter your the results by location, category or price. You can also browse what’s available in a variety of categories such as Household, Electronics and Apparel. Use the built-in location tool to adjust the region you’re looking in, or switch to a different city altogether.
When you find something interesting, tap on the image to see more details from the seller, including a product description, the name and profile photo of the seller, and their general location. You can also save the item to find it later.
Decided that you want it? Send the seller a direct message from Marketplace to tell them you’re interested and make an offer. From that point on, you and the seller can work out the details in any way you choose. Facebook does not facilitate the payment or delivery of items in Marketplace.