Only users aged 18 and over in supported countries have access to Facebook Marketplace.
Facebook Marketplace is a free service that allows users to buy, sell, and trade products with individuals in their local area, similar to a garage sale but online. You’ll discover a wide range of products for sale here, both large and little, inexpensive (even free) and pricey.
We’ll go over how to use Facebook Marketplace in a browser or on a mobile device, as well as some troubleshooting hints, reasons why Marketplace might not be available to you, and how to sell products on Facebook Marketplace in this guide.
Important: In most countries, including the United States and Canada, Facebook Marketplace is available to users aged 18 and above. See the footer at the bottom of the official Facebook Marketplace page for a complete list of supported countries.
How to access Facebook Marketplace
Accessing Facebook Marketplace is usually a simple procedure. If you’re on the Facebook website, click the Marketplace symbol in the main menu on the left side of the screen to enter Facebook Marketplace.
As a shortcut, the Marketplace symbol frequently displays in the menu section.
If you’re using the Facebook app, go to the Menu icon (three horizontal lines) and then to Marketplace. If it isn’t listed, hit See More to see the entire menu.
On the smartphone app, the Marketplace is located in the Menu area of the navigation bar.
Here are a few things to try if you don’t see Facebook Marketplace when you’re logged into Facebook:
Log out of Facebook and then back in again.
Uninstall and then reinstall the Facebook app.
Change the country of your Facebook profile to one that supports Marketplace. To do so, go to your profile and modify the city you’re in.
If you have a fresh Facebook account, make sure to utilize it on a regular basis to establish to Facebook that it is legitimate. Posts can be liked and commented on, images can be shared, and friends can be added.
Why can’t I access Facebook Marketplace?
There are a number possible reasons why you can’t access Facebook Marketplace after following the instructions indicated in the preceding section:
Facebook Marketplace is only available to users who are 18 years old or older.
Marketplace is offered in 50 different countries. The icon will not appear if your current location is set to a country that does not currently provide Facebook Marketplace.
Facebook Marketplace is only available on iPhone 5 and later models, Android devices, and iPads.
Account age: If you have a fresh Facebook account, Marketplace may not be available right away.
Facebook’s main menu includes shortcuts to the features you use the most. If you don’t use Facebook Marketplace too often, the icon may vanish.
Access terminated: If you use Marketplace in violation of Facebook policies, your access to the service may be revoked.
What is the best way to sell on Facebook Marketplace?
Simply go to the Marketplace section of the app or website, then select Create new listing to sell something on Facebook Marketplace.
Check out our guide to selling on Facebook Marketplace for more information on what you can and can’t sell, as well as advice on how to stand out.