Facebook testing ‘Sell Something’ button in groups


Facebook is conducting an interesting test, acknowledging that many people use groups to sell and trade items locally. Some Facebook users reported seeing an option in the status update box for groups, prompting them to Sell Something.

Facebook told The Next Web 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.

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.

Readers: What do you think about this feature?

SellSomethingForm SellSomethingPostImages courtesy of The Next Web.

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