You can already buy and sell almost anything on Facebook but the world’s largest social network now wants to be your go-to destination for buying a car. The company today announced that it has inked new partnerships with auto dealership websites to make it easier for users to buy and sell vehicles on its Marketplace platform.
Facebook launched its Marketplace platform to facilitate buying and selling between users in October last year. It says that millions of people in the United States are already using Marketplace every day to look for cars. Since this was one of its most popular categories, it has decided to expand the used car inventory by partnering with major auto dealership websites.
In the coming weeks, car buyers in the United States will find new features in Facebook Marketplace that make it easier for them to search for used cars. They will be able to browse inventory from auto dealers made possible by partnerships with Car.com, Edmunds, CDK Global, and others.
The vehicles section has been enhanced so users can filter listings by year, model, make, mileage, vehicle type, and transmission. They will even be able to view trusted car values from Kelly Blue Book. Facebook Messenger will enable users to communicate directly with dealership representatives through chat providers like CarCode, Gubagoo, ActivEngage, and more.
The new inventory is going to popular over the next few weeks.