Facebook Marketplace | Marketplace not Working? Reasons Why Facebook Marketplace is not working

For its regular users, Facebook Marketplace is a very special and important feature of Facebook, but many people seem to report that it does not work. Many explanations can be attributed to why the marketplace does not run, such as the age of your account, your age, or maybe the marketplace in your country is not sponsored.



Facebook’s marketplace was first launched in 2016 as a secure way for individuals to buy and sell items within their local areas. It has rapidly developed to be one of the most used sites in these four years, used by millions of people to discover navigate the Facebook Marketplace or that it does not operate on a wide variety of devices on their phones, such as the iPad, iPhone, or Android tablet or inside the Android App.  There are still a lot of users on the desktop site who seem to be facing errors and it drives utterly insane the people selling on the website.


Reasons Why Facebook Marketplace is not working? 

There may be several reasons you cannot get the marketplace option on the  Facebook app or website, some of which are listed below with explanations.

  • Account Age: 

    If you have a fairly new Facebook account, the marketplace feature might not have been activated for you. In order to stop spam and misuse of the system, Facebook limits new users from accessing the marketplace.

  • Your Age:

    There are still many reports that Facebook Marketplace is disabled for users under the age of 18 and these claims are valid because only users over the age of  18 can access the marketplace functionality. By changing your age, you might try to circumvent it but I doubt whether that would succeed.

  • Your Location:

    According to Facebook, Marketplace is open to most individuals who are 18 and older and reside in Argentina, Australia, Germany, India,  Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, United Kingdom, United States, and 40 other nations.

  • Your device:

    A lot of the older iPhones and Android devices and iPod touch no longer support  Facebook Marketplace. Your device is not supported.  Facebook reports that iPhones beyond the iPhone 5 edition support the marketplace.

So if you have a very old phone with fewer resources, such as RAM and CPU,  then your computer could be restricted to the marketplace feature and you can try using your Facebook account in a mobile browser to attempt to access the marketplace.

Steps to Patch or Fix an Android Marketplace that Does not work? 

It seems that on their android phones, many individuals can not locate the marketplace icon in the Facebook app. If you are one of them, then to get it back, follow these steps  below:

  • Firstly, check if your app has been modified to the latest edition.
  • Open the Google Play Store and search for the app on Facebook and check whether or not you have the new update. If not, please update it, as you may be losing out on the marketplace because you haven’t activated this update.
  • Open the Facebook app, If there is no Marketplace icon on the top shelf, then transfer to the next level.
  • Click on the hamburger menu icon on the top shelf to your far right and then you will see various sets of choices such as “View your profile”, “Friends”, “Groups” etc.
  • Then swipe up a bit and pick the “Marketplace” option from the collection of options and your Facebook Marketplace will open.


Here you have opened up the Facebook Marketplace in your Facebook Android app. If you are still unable to get a marketplace on your Facebook account after this, then I would recommend that you contact Fb support within the app through the Help &  Support section.


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