Facebook will pull used car ads into its Marketplace


Facebook Marketplace has been around for a year now. In that time, the social network has gotten a firm grasp on what users are buying and selling on its Craigslist rival. (It’s also made sure to stop you from hocking certain things like, ahem, hedgehogs). But, cute critters were always going to be a niche category anyway. What’s really popping on Marketplace are cars. And, soon Facebook will give you even more ways to track down and purchase vehicles. It’s integrating listings from leading car sales and research websites (including Edmunds, Cars.com, Auction123, CDK Global and SocialDealer) to help you find your next ride.

Facebook’s enhanced vehicles section, stocked with cars from an exhaustive amount of auto dealers, will land on Marketplace in the coming weeks. With it, you’ll be able to filter rides by make, model, year, mileage, type, and transmission — just as you would on a typical listings site. Plus, you’ll be able to consult Kelley Blue Book’s valuations to make sure you’re getting the best deal. And, if you require one-to-one assistance, dealership reps will be lurking in Messenger to help you with your purchase (which sounds better than being hounded in a used car lot).

The vehicles update is limited to the US. But, Facebook says it’s working on other features (such as jobs, event tickets, and home rentals) for its wider community.