Facebook Marketplace is a community where people can buy, discover, or sell items. The group serves as an eCommerce guide to find products and services nearby or those available for shipping. Facebook Marketplace will soon remove the “hide all listing from friends” option.
Ahmed Ghanem, a social media expert, tweets the update. Facebook users are currently seeing a prompt that the setting “hide all listing from friends” is going away. It comes with a brief explanation that users who create a listing in the Facebook Marketplace can still hide individual listings through the setting of an individual post. Hiding will no longer be available as a default setting in the marketplace.
Facebook Marketplace will soon remove the “hide all listing from friends” option as of 31 May 2022.
Implications to Marketers:
The removal of Facebook Marketplace’s “hide all listing from friends” makes it clear that the marketplace is a public community. Marketers should always remember that Facebook created such a community to publicly sell goods and expand its reach.