Business Owners? Say Goodbye to Facebook Car, Real Estate Listings
Meta, or Facebook, has announced a significant change coming to its Marketplace in January 2023.
No more business listings for vehicles, or real estate in the Marketplace
According to Meta, information released Thursday, September 29th:
"Starting on January 30, 2023, Meta will no longer support the ability for all sellers to create vehicle and real estate/rentals listings using a Facebook business Page, along with the vehicles tab and manage inventory tab in markets where this feature is currently available."
Facebook says free person-to-person vehicle and real estate listings will continue and they said the ability to reach people via ads will not change. So why kick out businesses?
According to Facebook:
"We are simply changing how to distribute inventory." That doesn't really answer anyone's questions.
According to Facebook, the affected markets will be:
- "Vehicles: United States (US), Canada (CA), France (FR), United Kingdom (GB), Mexico (MX), Brazil (BR), Indonesia (ID), Germany (DE), Australia (AU)
- Real Estate or Rentals: United States (US)"
So, perhaps some enterprising business owners will create newer 'personal' pages from which they can distribute their content via the Marketplace. The games of cat-and-mouse or whack-a-mole with Facebook continue.
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