Facebook Groups May Let You 'Sell Something'

Chris CrumeCommerce & Retail

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Facebook is reportedly testing a new "sell something" feature in Groups. This appears as an option alongside "Write Post" and "Ask a question" when you go to post in a Facebook Group.

TheNextWeb shares a screenshot of what it looks like:

If you select the option, it prompts you to tell what you're selling. It lets you enter a price, and select whether or not that price is negotiable. It then asks you to describe the item. Sellers also have the option of providing shipping and delivery items.

It's unclear how many users have access to the feature. Facebook hasn't announced it, and not everyone can see it.

This would appear to be Facebook's latest attempt to create more financial transactions within its network. It's also testing a buy button, and has plans to add transactional features in Messenger.

Facebook recently launched a standalone Groups app. It's unclear if this feature is appearing in that for any users, though if it becomes a full-fledged feature, it presumably will.

Facebook Groups are already popular for trading, buying, and selling goods, particularly in niche markets. This feature has probably been a long time coming.

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