Last year, it was reported that Facebook was working on a tool that would make it easier for users to buy and sell products within a group. Today, Facebook unveiled those new tools which will be rolling out to everyone using the social network.
Facebook’s For Sale Groups new feature adds an “sell” button, which will appear beside the existing “post” button, that makes it easier for users to buy and sell items. The new option gives space for a description of the item being sold, how much it is selling for, and the details of the delivery method.
Sellers will be able to mark their items as “available” or “sold” and view a list of items that they have sold in the past.
“Professional guitarist Kadu Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro created a Facebook Group to help musicians in Brazil buy and sell instruments. In nearly three years, the group has grown to more than 34,000 members. Not only has the group enabled Kadu to personally buy, sell and trade musical instruments, it’s raised his profile and awareness for his band, Swell.”
Facebook Groups has been a popular way for users to buy and sell items in the past several years. The social network says that the new feature will be rolling out over the coming months. If you are an administrator of a Facebook Group, you can apply here for early access.