Automotive News reported that Facebook Marketplace, a popular online marketplace and Craigslist competitor, has rolled out a new policy. The policy forbids dealers from posting listings on the platform, marking a substantial shift for car enthusiasts who often rely on the site to discover bargains and elusive finds.
Business accounts on Facebook Marketplace are no longer allowed to post vehicle listings due to the recent policy change implemented in January, as reported by Automotive News. While some speculate that this decision was made to push dealers to purchase advertisements, it remains unconfirmed.
Many listings on Facebook Marketplace seem to be from dealers, showing cars located on dealership lots, with stock numbers and external URLs. These posts are frequently created using personal accounts, providing an effortless way to evade Facebook’s new regulations.