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Facebook adds new buying and selling feature for select groups

Facebook has
recently rolled out
new
features to buy and sell
things on its platform. Facebook’s For Sale Groups
members can now choose the Sell feature when creating a post. Users can add the

Facebook has
recently rolled out
new
features to buy and sell
things on its platform. Facebook’s For Sale Groups
members can now choose the Sell feature when creating a post. Users can add the
product description, price details and set a pick-up/delivery location as well. 
Sellers can also
mark posts as ‘Available’ or ‘Sold’ and easily view their catalog of items
previously sold.

The organized
interface for transactions could enable the social media giant serve as an
alternative to popular online marketplaces like Flipkart, Snapdeal, among
others. The new feature makes user-based commerce slightly more official on the
platform. However, the feature is not available to the public just yet.

It has rolled
out to at least a few groups, including a Rio de
Janeiro-based group
that helps musicians buy and sell instruments, but will
continue expanding over the next few months.

These new
features will roll out to all Facebook For Sale Groups in the coming months
across iOS, Android and web. Facebook Group admins have been asked to nominate
their Group here.

In news Facebook
recently rolled
out
Internet.org in India in partnership
with Reliance Communication
, making India the first country in Asia to get
the Internet.org app.  

Late last year
Facebook hosted the first Internet.org Summit in New Delhi, India. The Summit,
and keynote from Mark Zuckerberg, addressed barriers to internet connectivity
and explored ways to provide internet access to more than a billion people in
India who aren’t yet connected.

Reliance customers
in six Indian states, namely Tamil Nadu, Mahararashtra, Andhra Pradesh,
Gujarat, Kerala, and Telangana, will now have access to more than three dozen
services ranging from news, maternal health, travel, local jobs, sports,
communication, and local government information.

The list of
services includes, Aaj Tak, AccuWeather, BBC News, Bing search, Cleartrip, ESPN
Cricinfo, Facebook, Hungama Music, OLX, Wikipedia, among others.

Reliance
customers in India can access these services in the Internet.org Android app,
at www.internet.org, from the start screen of the Opera Mini mobile web
browser, and using the Android app UC Browser for Internet.org. Most of the
services will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam,
Gujarati and Marathi.

 

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