- On Facebook are many groups where people offer goods and services. To view this offer people must first be a member of such a group. The social network is working on a feature that puts local goods more prominently in the spotlight.
This week a select group of Facebook users briefly saw the feature ' Local Market ' appear in their Facebook iOS app. The icon of a market stall replaced in some cases, the messenger icon at the bottom of the app.
The new feature includes a Purchase and Sale section plus a search feature to search for specific products., Reports TechCrunch. Users can tailor the Local Market to select their own preferences through collections that they want to follow, such as baby clothes, furniture and cars.
For some users appeared the option to place an article in the local market at the moment that they put a notice in a local sales group on Facebook. The accompanying text read: " Reach more people in your nearby. When you post in Local Market see people close to you live your item in Local Market under Favorites. "
Facebook has confirmed to TechCrunch in response that it is busy testing the Local Market feature, but did not address the question of when the feature is going to be widely deployed. According to a spokesman, the test is still in the early stages.