Facebook Launches Marketplace in 17 European Countries

The feature allows users to browse and buy items being sold by nearby users, as well as sell their own

Facebook has begun rolling out its Marketplace feature in 17 European countries.

Originally launched in October 2016, the Marketplace feature allows users to browse and buy items being sold by nearby users, as well as sell their own.

With this expansion, Facebook users in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland can now access this feature.

In a Facebook Newsroom post, Deborah Liu, vp of Marketplace, commented:

Throughout our initial rollout we have focused on making it easy for people to connect, browse and discover products. In May, more than 18 million new items posted for sale in Marketplace in the US, and that number continues to grow.

Prior to this expansion, Facebook Marketplace was available in Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand, the U.K. and the U.S.