Facebook Marketplace is a relatively new buying and selling platform available to all active Facebook users. Marketplace was first introduced in October 2016 and has steadily grown in popularity over the last four years. In today’s article, we’re covering a common issue that we receive regarding Marketplace: how to see someone’s Facebook Marketplace profile.

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Facebook Marketplace: A Brief Overview

Before we outline the steps on how to see someone’s Marketplace profile, let’s go over the basics of Marketplace. Marketplace was created as Facebook’s response to popular online buying and selling platforms like Craigslist and eBay.

Facebook users made the need for such a platform known to Facebook long before Marketplace came to life. Users have been using Facebook Groups to buy and sell for years. According to Facebook, “More than 450 million people visit buy and sell groups each month.” But the reach of their item “listings” was limited to other users within that group. And so, Marketplace was born.

Navigating Marketplace is rather simple. If you’re on Classic Facebook, the Marketplace tab is on the lefthand menu, near the top. If you’re on the New Facebook, the Marketplace tab is on the top menu.

Once you’re in the Marketplace dashboard, you can browse local listings by category or relevance to your past searches. For a full rundown on using Marketplace, check out a past article we wrote HERE. Or, you can find answers to the most common FAQ’s at our Answer Center, HERE.

How To See Someone’s Marketplace Profile

If you’re considering buying something from Facebook Marketplace, you’ll probably want to know a little bit about the individual that you’re buying the item from. Finding more information about the buyer is rather simple. Below are the steps to take to access someone’s Marketplace profile depending on which version of Facebook you’re currently using (Classic or New Facebook).

Classic Facebook

To see somone else’s commerce profile:

  1. From your News Feed, click Marketplace.
  2. Click an item you’d like to buy.
  3. Click the seller’s name under the section titled “Seller Information.”

The New Facebook

To see someone else’s commerce profile:

  1. From your News Feed, click Marketplace.
  2. Click an item you’d like to buy.
  3. Click the seller’s name under the section titled “Seller Information.”

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