Facebook is looking to take on Craigslist.
On Monday, Facebook introduced Marketplace, which allows users to buy and sell items from a new tab located at the bottom of their News Feed.
Facebook’s Marketplace is pretty easy to use. Simply hit the Marketplace tab at the bottom of your screen and you’ll be able to browse through a page of listings in your area. You can filter your results by location, category or price. You can also browse through categories such as Household, Electronics and Apparel. The built-in location tool even lets you switch to a different city.
When you find something you’re interested in, tap on the image to see all of the details from the seller, including the product description, name and photo of the seller, and where they live. If you’re busy, you can also save the item to look at it later.
Once you find out what you want, you can send a direct message from Marketplace to tell them you’re interested in making an offer. From there, you can work out all of the details with the seller. Selling an item on Facebook’s Marketplace is simple too: tap the “Sell” button, and take a photo of the item you’re looking to sell and fill out all of the details.
To keep track of all of your current and past transactions in Marketplace, you can visit the Items section. You can see everything from saved items, products you’ve posted for sale and messages you’ve sent.
As of right now, Marketplace will be available to anyone who is over 18 years old in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and New Zealand on the Facebook app for iPhone and Android. Facebook’s Marketplace originally made its debut in 2007, but at the time, users could only use Facebook’s desktop version to create classified ads. In the next few months, Facebook’s Marketplace will be expanding to other countries and will be available on the desktop version of Facebook.