WATCH: You can now shop up a storm on Facebook

From today, Facebook users can do a lot more than update their status, with the popular social media site launching marketplace –  a destination for people to buy and sell items in their area.

“Today we’re introducing Marketplace, a convenient destination to discover, buy and sell items with people in your community,” Facebook said in a description of the newly launched service.

“Marketplace makes it easy to find new things you’ll love, and find a new home for the things you’re ready to part with.”


Marketplace is rolling out on Facebook mobile in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand from today, with the desktop version launching in the coming months.

“To visit Marketplace, just tap on the shop icon at the bottom of the Facebook app and start exploring.”