Facebook might be known primarily as a social networking platform where its initial goal was to connect university students together, although over the years the platform has evolved to encompass more than just that and has served as a platform to watch videos, get the news, and even buy/sell things.

In fact last year Facebook launched a new platform called Marketplace that let people buy and sell things in communities. However the launch was limited to certain countries and pretty much lacked Europe on its list, but that has changed as Facebook has since announced that Marketplace will now be expanding into 17 new countries in Europe.

According to Facebook, “Today, we’re starting to roll out Marketplace to 17 countries across Europe (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland), giving more people a single destination on Facebook to discover, buy and sell goods in their local communities.”

Prior to this, Marketplace was only available in the US, Australia, Canada, Chile, Mexico, New Zealand and the UK, which means that the total number of markets that Marketplace is available in is now at 24. However you might notice that there are still lots of markets the platform has yet to launch in, namely Asia, but we expect that it should eventually reach those markets in the future.

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