Why Facebook Marketplace isn’t available to you FIX

Facebook MarketPlace is FB initiative in 2016 where people can locally buy and sell good. Sometimes exchange of their personal items and services with someone from their local community. The easy way to upload a picture and add a description and tag the price to showcase your item to the local community. However, people are browsing and searching for the items they need. You can add a new or used item and people will reach you if they are interested to buy.

Who don’t want to browse these items even if they don’t really buy And you will be curious to know why you can’t access market place. However, Facebook Marketplace is not available to everyone. Therefore, to find out the reason, you would like to know what is Facebook Marketplace and how to access.

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What is Facebook Marketplace?

Facebook Marketplace is online buy and sells portal within Facebook web and App. You can add goods and price and description to your local community to sell items. And browse the Marketplace to look for the items to buy from the local area.

If you have a Facebook account then it means you have access to the Facebook Marketplace. You can buy and sell items from the people in your community. You can purchase and sell anything like electronics, vehicles, décor to furniture, and other home items.

In addition, the Facebook Marketplace feature is currently providing its services within 70 countries and nearly 900+ Million people are using it each month to sell and buy products and services.

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How to Access Facebook Marketplace

To access the Facebook Marketplace directly within the Facebook network for free follow the steps and different methods showing the way to access it.

Method 1# Facebook Web direct link

You are accessing the Facebook web from the browser, you can use a direct link to access Marketplace link.

If you are getting any error and no access such as “Marketplace Isn’t Available to you“, then try the reason and fix with instructions below.

Facebook Marketplace

Method 2# Facebook App

To access Facebook Marketplace using FB App on your smartphone, follow the steps below.

  1. Open your FB App
  2. Tap the Main Menu
  3. Select Marketplace from the Secondary menu
  4. Tap the See More if you didn’t see the link in the above and to view all the hidden menu options

You can find the FB Marketplace while using the above two methods. However, sometimes the option is not visible and hide completely due to some technical problem or an account restriction.

Let’s show some information about how to add the Marketplace option in FB again on the FB web or within the app.

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Why the Facebook Marketplace icon is missing from Main FB (Reasons)

There are multiple reasons when the Marketplace icon is missing from Facebook. For instance, when you opened the app or FB.com and the icon of FB Marketplace not available. Here are the possible reasons to know why icon is missing from your account.

#1 Your home region is not supported:

This Feature is available in 70 countries of the world including Canada, Australia, and United States America. If your home address belongs to those countries which not supported and you set that address on your profile, the Facebook Marketplace option will be not available to you.

To ensure, your country is on the list, try to find out in your community if they have access. If you can’t find anyone in your country with a similar feature then it is likely not available in your country.

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#2 You may be in an unsupported country:

If you went to a country that is not supported by the Facebook Marketplace may also this feature disappear from the FB apps and web.

The Facebook Marketplace is for the local community and if you are not available to your community physically then you have no access. The interaction of selling and purchasing good is set to physical availability in that specific community.

#3 You are Age must be 18 years:

There is an age limit for the availability of Facebook Marketplace. To get access, the user age must be 18 years old and no access to less than 18 years old users.

Confirm your age from settings to ensure your age is not less than 18 years. Correct your date and try it again. You need to sign out and sign in again after you change your date.

#4 You are using a New Facebook Account:

If your account is new then the Facebook Marketplace will disappear from FB by default. It is a security to prevent scammers and stop them to create new accounts for selling fake products. These scammer having previous accounts restricted from the platform and started to create a new one.

In other words, make sure your account has a good reputation and enough old to prove that you are a real user.

#5 The iPod touch is not supported:

Facebook Marketplace have limited access to iOS devices. Support devices are iPhone, iPad, Mac. If you are using an iPod, then you can’t access.

Therefore, try access your account from another device if you are using an iPod.

#6 Your Facebook is not Up to date:

Most people are not regularly updating their App. If you are using an outdated version of FB App, then try updating it from iTunes or Playstore. For instance, the app stops you to access the Market place to get the latest version.

In addition, sometimes app cache clearing is also refreshing your app internal storage. And trying is worth to test and possibly get access.

However, before going to restart your device clear all the cache maybe solve your problem. After that, keep in mind that some older smartphone unable to access the Marketplace. For instance, the Android phones have older OS such as Android Lollipop and Apple iOS older version.

#7 Language Used not supported:

If you are not using one of the below languages in your Facebook account then you can’t access the Marketplace. Currently, the feature is not supporting all languages. If you are not using supported language, then try to change your languages settings. However, choose one of language from below and restart your device.

Available Supported Languages list:

 Following are the supported languages for the Facebook Marketplace.

English, Chinese, Danish, Arabic, Dutch, Czech, Finish, French and French Canadian German, Hebrew, Italian, Hungarian, Malay, Hindi, Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese, Indonesian, Spanish, Swedish, Slovak, Turkish, Thai

#8 Dynamic Menu:

Maybe you know that the main menu icon is dynamic within Facebook and will show shortcuts to the Facebook option that you use the most. However, in case you go a while without using Marketplace, the icon will disappear or may be replaced. Facebook dominates the icon you are not using anymore for longer period.

Tip: For instance, you have issues of Dynamic menu then you can still use the FB Marketplace from the three horizontal lined icons within the main menu. Once you tap the menu icon, it will navigate up a larger menu with links to different FB services including the options Marketplace.

#Your Access has been Revoked by Facebook:

Your Access has been revoked or canceled by Facebook. This can happen if you used Marketplace in a way that violates its standards or policies.

Above all, are the reasons because of that the Marketplace will missing from your main account. Therefore, you have to complete all the requirement one by one. After that, you will get the eligibility to get this option.

It is self-assessment options to find the reason why you don’t have access. However, you can read more about eligibility to get access as mentioned below.

‘Why don’t I have Facebook Marketplace?’: How to access Facebook Marketplace to buy and sell items in your area

You may not have Facebook Marketplace access for several reasons-if, for instance, it is not available in your region, you are recently joined Facebook or you do not meet the age requirements.

Facebook is a feature on the social media web site used to trade, sell, or buy items like electronics, vehicles, and furniture with locals in your region. If you do not have Facebook Marketplace, there are several ways you can try to gain access to it.

How to Eligible to get The Facebook Marketplace

You must be eligible to get the Facebook Marketplace. If you want to get this option so there are several things to try to enrol in the Marketplace?

  1. Update your Facebook App
  2. Sign out of the Facebook App or Website and then sign in again
  3. Change your Home address to a country of the 70 supported by Facebook Marketplace.
  4. Use your new Facebook account Daily, Add friends, Comment on posts. When the Facebook realized that your FB account is real to make and not a fake to see products, the functionality of the Marketplace may be appearing to you.
  5. Directly visit the Facebook Marketplace in a web browser and this is the best option to show up on your account.
  6. Make sure you are using a supported language to use the feature
  7. Your age must be 18 years or above
Facebook Marketplace

I Can’t Find the Facebook Marketplace App

While there are separate applications for Facebook Messenger and Facebook Local, Facebook Marketplace operates completely within the main Facebook website and app. If you are installing applications on a new tablet or phone device, all you required to access Facebook Marketplace is the main Facebook app.

There is no official Facebook Marketplace Android application to download nor is there one for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad.

Note: If you have used a stand-alone Facebook Marketplace app in the past, it was likely an unofficial application. Some users like to use other third-party Facebook Marketplace apps, but they are not required and often featureless functionality than the main Facebook application or app.

Facebook Remove your Access to Marketplace:

If you are using any Facebook features there should be standard policies and you must comply with that. Similarly, the Marketplace also have community polices and ever you go against these policies. Then Facebook will remove your access and you will be no longer to access it.

There is one suggestion if you are sure that you didn’t violate Marketplace community policy. Then you need to walk through the below step to re-access to the Marketplace.

  1. Login to your Facebook Account
  2. Click the Marketplace icon
  3. Now Click the Request Review option
  4. Fill the Request form
  5.  After a few days, the Facebook Team will respond to your appeal.
  6. Check your Support inbox every day.

 When your appeal is accepted and you can access the Marketplace after that update and refresh your FB app to get in the Marketplace.

Unable to find the FB Marketplace App

 Is there a separate app for the Facebook Marketplace? Most of the users are thinking that there are separates apps for Facebook Local and FB Messenger, but the FB Marketplace completely operates on FB web and app. If you are going to installing apps on a new tablet or phone, still you required to access the Marketplace from the main app.

IF you have used before a Facebook Marketplace app, it is an unofficial app. Some user installing to use third-party FB Marketplace app but this app often less functionality than the main FB app anyway.

In conclusion, there is no such a separate official Android, and iOS app for FB Marketplace to download. However, you can use the feature within the same app.

How to Find the Facebook Marketplace App on Mobile & Desktop

The local selling Marketplace app of Facebook makes it an easy way for Facebook users to buy or sell used and new products from various vendors easily on Facebook Marketplace. A customer can search through a list of items locally or from businesses and find great deals on new products/items from stores to your door on the marketplace application. After the downloading and installation of this new Facebook application on your gadgets, you can access the things you required without any hurdles. Read your complete guidelines on how to find the Facebook Marketplace app on Mobile & Desktop.

Selling on Facebook Marketplace a Definitive Guide 2020

Selling products/items can be a hard and painful task. Selling products on Facebook is a topic that has been red-hot for years. It may take months, weeks, or days to sell something. If you are able to access Facebook Marketplace. The FB Marketplace is the best place for online selling and shopping. You can connect your WhatsApp with a Facebook business page. Can sell products on Instagram Shopping. Easily link an Instagram account with a Facebook shop.

Facebook Marketplace FAQs:

Here are the following frequently asked questions by different people against Facebook Marketplace and we replied then shortly. Read the below if you are interested.

How do I enable Marketplace on Facebook?

You must be fulfilling all the required eligibilities to get The FB Marketplace. such as age, region, language, and country.

How do I get to Facebook Marketplace on my computer?

Open your Facebook web using browser, click on the link Facebook Marketplace.

Is the Marketplace Free on Facebook?

Yes, the Facebook Marketplace is free to feature to use. However, to purchase any item, you have to pay for it.

Where is Marketplace on Facebook app?

Go the App and tap the Menu look for the Marketplace feature (icon).

Can I use the Marketplace on Facebook without a FB Account?

There is no way to use this option without a FB account and you need a FB account to access Marketplace.

Is there are rules of FB Marketplace?

Yes, there are community policies of FB Marketplace. Therefore, you must work according to their community standard to follow them in order. You can view the community policies from Marketplace page.

How do I get to Facebook Marketplace on Android?

In Android device, open FB app taps the Main Menu and find the FB Marketplace option.

Can business sell or buy on Facebook Marketplace?

Yes, you can sells or buy products and services for business or small organization on the FB Marketplace.

Does Facebook Marketplace work?

Yes, sure it works completely fine. That’s what it is for. Currently, there are more than 900+ Million active users monthly.

Is the Marketplace safe on Facebook?

Yes, you are safe 100%, but you must care to follow the guidelines and to stop yourself from being scammed.

You should not deal with the payment on your own way but to follow the rules.

Why can’t I see my marketplace on Facebook?

There are several reasons behind the missing of Marketplace on FB. For instance, your age is under 18, your home address is not supported, and your Facebook app is not up to date.

How do I find Facebook marketplace?

In the FB website, you can access by clicking the Marketplace link and using the app tap the main menu to see the Marketplace

How do I get to the marketplace on Facebook on my iPhone?

You can get the Marketplace from your main FB account on your iPhone.

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35 comments

  1. Hello I’ve been locked out of marketplace since the beginning of summer ?? June? It’s now almost October. I used to make a living off here. And now after numerous emails and tried phone calls the support team .still nothing. Please help. My cell phone number is [deleted by moderator]. Home phone is [deleted by moderator]

    1. Hello Michael

      If you are locked out of the Marketplace, it is likely, you violate the community guidelines. I will suggest you review the community guidelines and remind your activity if you didn’t anything against the community guidelines. If you strongly believe there is nothing, then try reporting your issue Facebook. The team will review your account and re-enable your access to the Marketplace.

  2. My marketplace items I’m trying to sell won’t load when I go into my items?? Often they won’t delete once I’ve sold them either out of my list. I’d like to renew my items but they won’t load..

    1. what is your location? Did you have access previously? What’s happening when you directly visit the marketplace? Did you try accessing while on web browser?

    1. @Kaustav
      What happening exactly when you try to visit Marketplace? What exact error you are getting? Did you have access previously to the Marketplace?. Do you have friends near you can access the FB Marketplace?

    1. Which device you are using? Facebook on the web or Mobile App? Is it possible to provide the screenshot? Is there any accessibility option on your device?

    1. Can you explain, how you accessing your Marketplace? From phone or Laptop?
      What you see exactly when you click on the Marketplace icon. What exact error you are getting? Answering these questions will actually help me to understand your issue.

    1. Did you previously post anything before? or having access in the past?
      The marketplace is actually tracking your locating and based on the locality to show your items for selling in the local area near to you. If you change your location recently then possibly some restriction due to location change. Do your friends around you have access to the App?

  3. Please help me get marketplace back. Had to change email address n setup new account. Been with Facebook a long time.used marketplace everyday. Please help

    1. Hello Bonita Price

      Could you please explain what happening exactly when you try to access the Marketplace? Do you have access previously?
      Also inform, if you recently change your location.

  4. I need some kind of code texted to my phone for authentication but it will not send it so I have no code to enter it is the correct phone number and the same one they have had for many years. Marketplace will not post my ads.

  5. I need some kind of code texted to my phone for authentication but it will not send it so I have no code to enter it is the correct phone number and the same one they have had for many years. Marketplace will not post my ads.

  6. Market place ia not free, we need to pay for it if we need to sell any items else whatever we post will go ti vein since no one can view it, if we pay then item will b active for 2 or 3 days on market place

  7. Ive had a listing on Market place for about 3 weeks and today when I renewed it for the next 7 days , I now have a messsage that states”This listing may go against our rules for selling”..Items being sold are used and slightly damaged parts for Harley Davidson just like most other parts listings…Why now this not approved message..
    Have no idea how to communicate with the Facebook Marketplace people

  8. Market place not working for about 2mths now when you go into market place you get all the pictures when you tap on photo you only get half a photo and half the writing

  9. I’ve been blocked from using market place almost 6 months now I understand I posted something against the law of community, how then do I rectify my mistake and get the accessback to use Market place back

    1. When you are blocked from the Facebook Marketplace, you should have appeal link in the similar notification. If you can’t access, I will suggest you submit help request stating all the scenario. Depend on what exactly you violate OR the nature of the violation, at least you get chance to review your case by FB support team and reply you promptly.

    1. What exact notification did you receive when Facebook blocks you from the Marketplace? Do you know the reason?
      Make sure that you didn’t violate the terms and condition including community guidelines.

    1. Hello Panagiotis

      What happening when you try accessing FB marketplace. Try reading other comments and post complete question. Actually, without explaining your issue, I would not be able to help you out if I don’t know your exact problem.

      1. Fb has remove my access to marketplace because I was selling sheep manure I see a Lott of people they selling the same product and me I can’t why is this happening? what do I have to do to access marketplace again?

      2. fb banned me couz i was selling manure [organic compost] for gardenswhy other people still selling manure and the not banned ;

  10. fb banned me couz i was selling manure [organic compost] for gardenswhy other people still selling manure and the not banned ;

  11. My active listings no longer show up when I go to my listings. I can access them through my commerce section by clicking on my picture but it’s tough to manage them from there.

    Also when I attempt to post anything the app just closes on me and nothing’s posted. Have already deleted the app and reinstalled.

    I have an iPhone. Have been able to post for years without issues.

    Any thoughts?

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