Facebook Tests ‘Sell Something’ Button for Groups

By David Cohen 

SellSomething650Facebook confirmed a report by The Next Web that it is testing a “Sell Something” button within its groups that allows users who are part of those groups to post items for sale.

According to The Next Web, users can provide details on the items or services that are for sale, the price, photos and pickup or delivery options.

Facebook said in a statement to The Next Web:

We are testing a new feature within Facebook groups to help people better organize posts about items they’d like to sell to other people on Facebook. This is a small test limited to select Facebook groups that have active selling communities today.

The Next Web also provided a link to this page in Facebook’s Help Center, which will not work for all users, and the page reads:

Is Facebook responsible for things sold in a group?

No, both buyers and sellers are responsible for things sold in a Facebook group.

Buyers: Any transaction made through a Facebook group is between you and the seller. Keep in mind Facebook doesn’t own or possess any items a seller lists, so if you have any questions about the things you’re buying in a Facebook group, try contacting the seller.

Sellers: Please describe the items you’re selling clearly and make sure you’re following both our Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and Community Standards.

Note: This feature is only available in some countries right now.

Readers: Do you think a Sell Something button would be a useful addition for Facebook groups that promote buying and selling?


Screenshots courtesy of The Next Web.