Facebook Marketplace is a free buying and selling service integrated within Facebook's app. The new marketplace provides a unified search system, replacing the multiple selling groups previously used on the social media app.
With its user-base of millions and place as the most popular social media site, Facebook has traditionally had a very active marketplace. These transactions were listed in local groups, usually based around a specific city or geographical location, requiring users to search and subscribe across a number of different places. Thanks to Facebook Marketplace, the social media giant now offers a more user-friendly service. Similar in style to more popular selling sites like Gumtree or Craigslist, the marketplace presents a list of local listings with options to refine search by cost, location and type. The selling system is equally simplified. Facebook's new update is not a huge upgrade over similar sites but rather harness its user-base to present a massive potential. With this strength, Facebook Marketplace has the ability to become the go-to place for local buying and selling.