• February 17, 2018
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Egypt, Algeria and Morocco get Facebook’s online marketplace

Trading items in local communities made easier with peer-to-peer selling platform

Staff Report
18:14 February 5, 2018

Dubai

Facebook announced the launch of its marketplace feature in Egypt, Algeria and Morocco, enabling people to use the platform to discover, buy and sell items.

They are among the first countries in Mena to be able to buy and sell items through the platform. Available in Arabic on mobile and desktop, the feature is expected to be rolled out to iOS and Android users over the next few weeks in these countries. The service, first introduced in the US in 2016, is currently available in 51 other countries, and is restricted to people aged 18 and above.

Marketplace allows people to list and browse items for sale and filter results by location, price or categories such as furniture, electronics and apparel.