Facebook Marketplace is one of the most convenient online stores for buying and selling used or new goods. All you need to do is shift to the tab to Marketplace while using Facebook and you will be able to access Facebook Marketplace. However, if you are not able to access Facebook Marketplace, please read through this article for the resolutions.
Facebook Marketplace not working
The causes for Facebook Marketplace not working could be several. This includes internet issues, Facebook’s permissions, Facebook revoking your access, etc. We will discuss the causes along with the resolutions sequentially. If Facebook Marketplace is not working on your Windows system, then please check the following solutions:
- Check your internet connection
- Check for age
- Check if Facebook Marketplace is available in your country
- Your account must be relatively new
- You might have violated Facebook Marketplace’s policy
- Check language settings
- Sign out and sign in
- Disable browser extensions
1] Check your internet connection
A good internet connection is necessary for the Facebook Marketplace to work. When you use Facebook in general, most elements on the page are intermittent images and paused videos. However, Facebook Marketplace uses high-definition images and a lot more elements on the same page. It needs higher internet bandwidth.
You can check the speed of your internet connection through free internet speed test tools.
2] Check for age
Facebook Marketplace will not work for accounts of users who are under 18 years of age. If your age is below 18, you can ask your parent or guardian to buy goods for you. If your age is above 18, please check if you mistakenly wrote a wrong date of birth on your profile.
3] Check if Facebook Marketplace is available in your country
Facebook Marketplace is available in most countries as of present but not everyone. The list of countries where Facebook Marketplace works has been mentioned here on Facebook.com. As an example, Facebook marketplace does not work in the UK which is a prominent country.
There is no resolution to this problem. You will have to try other marketplaces.
4] Your account must be relatively new
A relatively new account will not have access to Facebook marketplace since that is the policy of the company. If your account is new, you will either have to wait for some time or ask someone else to buy the products for you through their account.
5] You might have violated Facebook Marketplace’s policy
If you violate Facebook Marketplace’s policy, then the company will ban your account to prevent your access to the option. To check if your access has been revoked, go to the following path facebook.com/marketplace. If it mentions that your access has been revoked, then you can click on the Request review button.
6] Check language settings
Facebook Marketplace is available only in limited languages like English, Hindi, Spanish, etc. Eve more, changing the language limits the options even if the language is supported. You can change the language for Facebook as follows:
- Open Facebook.
- Click on your profile picture to open a menu.
- Click on Settings & privacy >> Settings.
- In the Settings window, go to Account settings.
- Now go to the Language & region tab.
- Select a supported language.
7] Sign out and sign in
Sometimes, it is the session of Facebook which is problematic. In this case, you can try signing out of Facebook and signing back in. In case the problem was caused by a temporary glitch, this simple step will fix it.
8] Disable browser extensions
Browser extensions can be very troublesome these days. They can manage a lot of functions of websites. If given permissions, they can impact the visibility and function of Facebook Marketplace too. In this case, you can try disabling these extensions one by one to figure the problematic one.
Is it safe to buy from Facebook Marketplace?
Buying from the Facebook Marketplace is as safe as buying from anyone else. Basically, Facebook Marketplace simply informs you of who is selling, and people interested in buying products. Rest is upon the wisdom of the parties.
What can you do if a seller on Facebook marketplace is fraudulent?
There isn’t much you can do in this case other than report to Facebook with proof. In this case, Facebook might ban the seller’s account. Other than this, Facebook uses a system to verify each account using a government ID. This means the seller will not be able to create a supplicate account easily.
How do I know if a seller is a dealer or first party on Facebook Marketplace?
While Facebook Marketplace does not give the option to distinguish between a first-party person or dealer, you can check it by going through other deals buy the seller. If the seller is selling similar products frequently, then probably the seller is a dealer.