Hello tech Stuff Users,
Facebook is now working on a new feature that could make (Sell Something Button In Groups) buying/selling of goods/services on the website way easier. A new report by The Next Web suggests that Facebook is currently testing a new ‘Sell Something’ button that will essentially allow users to sell stuff while posting something to a group.
Users will see a ‘Sell Something’ button next to ‘Write Post’ when they try to post in Facebook groups. When users click on ‘Sell Something’, they will be able to add basic information about the product including the description, price, pictures and delivery options.
Facebook said in a press release that this is a test:
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.
Once you share the information, buyers will be able to send offers and discuss the sale via the comment box seen beneath all Facebook posts. The social networking site doesn’t do anything further to facilitate the deal, just formats the post nicely with clear prices and pricing details.
A Facebook help page suggests that in case of disputes, the buyer should contact the seller and that Facebook is not responsible for any transactions made through the social networking website.
Facebook also has a Help Center entry about selling things via groups:
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.
Facebook had launched the Groups app for Android and iOS last month. The Groups feature lets users create and interact with communities on the site, whether they’re based on hobbies, geography or culture.
Previously, Facebook had introduced ‘Gifts’ on the site which allowed users to send their friends based in US certain actual gifts, but that wasn’t a big success. Now, they are hoping users will take to selling/buying goods on the site, via this new button, although this is still in beta mode.