Facebook to offer buying-selling platform?

By: GizBot Bureau

    In the near future, Facebook would no longer remain just the socialising platform - it would also likely become a marketplace. The social networking giant is testing a dedicated buying and selling community called 'Local Market', powered by Facebook groups.

    Facebook to offer buying-selling platform?

    A number of Facebook users recently reported seeing the new feature appearing briefly in their Facebook iPhone app, sometimes in place of the "Messenger" button, Tech Crunch reported.

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    The feature, which is only in testing but not broadly distributed, is a more structured marketplace aimed at buyers and sellers, allowing Facebook users to browse through or post items to sell across a variety of product categories like autos, appliances, furniture, clothing, household, kids, books, and much more.

    The new section included both a 'Buy' and 'Sell' interface, as well as a way to search across the marketplace for particular items using keywords. Items available for sale are categorised, and include photos and prices.

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