Facebook is no more a social media platform only, but they introduced a lot of other useless things that no one asked for. Facebook Marketplace is one such thing, and most of time it is used for scamming people and selling objectionable products. I saw people complaining about such incidents on public forums. In a subreddit, I found that a guy was asking how to remove marketplace section from Facebook.
I am sure that you’re also pissed off with the fake products and the overall Facebook Marketplace thing. So, don’t worry about that because in this article, I am going to help you to completely remove marketplace from Facebook.
What is Facebook Marketplace?
Facebook Marketplace is a section in Facebook app which was introduced to help small businesses sell their product on Facebook to the locals. It was introduced by Facebook in October, 2016. But soon became another platform for scammers to loot people.
There are hundreds of such cases reported in media about people getting scammed on Facebook Marketplace and as of now, there are no changes done by Facebook to prevent it.
Here are some reports of scams on Facebook Marketplace:
I am sure that now you want to get rid of this Facebook Marketplace section from your Facebook app.
How to Remove Marketplace from Facebook?
Follow the steps give below to remove marketplace from Facebook:
Step #1: Launch Facebook App on Android
If you’re on Android, you need to open the app drawer and click on Facebook app icon to open Facebook App. Once, the facebook app is open, you’ll reach to the home section of Facebook app(NewsFeed tab).
Step #2: Switch to Marketplace Section
After opening the Facebook app, you’ll land on the Homepage or NewsFeed. Now, you need to switch to the Marketplace section on Facebook app.
Step #3: Tap and Hold Marketplace icons to open options
Once you move to the Marketplace tab you need to Tap and Hold on Marketplace icon to open Marketplace settings option.
Step #4: Click on Remove Marketplace Shortcut option
Once the Marketplace setting options are open you need to choose Remove Marketplace from those options to remove Marketplace tab from Facebook App
Step #5: Confirm to Remove Marketplace from Facebook
Once you choose to remove Marketplace from options, you’ll be asked to confirm the action. All you need to do now is delete it.
Facebook Marketplace was meant to help small businesses to come over social media and sell their products but as of now it is full of scammers. So, turning off Marketplace is better option rather than falling in the scammmer’s trap. You can go to local shop and buy stuff you want.
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