Facebook is reportedly testing an internal search engine for its mobile app. For now, a…
The social networking website is testing a page that will show posts from across buying and selling-specific groups.
Facebook- online sales (Reuters)
Facebook has been testing a new option in its news feed that shows a united view of items on sale across user groups and adds the ability to search public groups.
Earlier this year, the company had begun allowing users that are a part of ‘buy and sell’ groups to attach prices, locations, photos and descriptions to posts about items for sale. Now, the new ‘all sales groups’ option shows items available for purchase across all groups a user belongs to, providing a unified outline of options that are for sale. Also, it provides a search engine that provides the ability to search for items across public groups and filter results based on a category. It has categories for items like event tickets, sporting equipment and even real estate.
According to thenextweb.com, this feature is being tested right now but will be released worldwide in the coming weeks. By selling goods directly on Facebook, users avoid fees associated with third party sites and keeps users on the social network.