Facebook Marketplace Now Lets You Hire Home Service Professionals

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Facebook today updated its mobile Marketplace to include home service professionals, such as house cleaners, plumbers, and contractors.

The company says that Marketplace will integrate with existing service professional marketplaces like Handy, HomeAdvisor, and Porch to provide users with an all-in-one location for finding help around the house. In total, there will be hundreds of thousands of top-rated professionals available across the United States to browse through.

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Similar to other Facebook pages, professionals will have ratings, reviews, credentials, and their location to ensure that they're nearby. When you find multiple people who might be a match for your project, you can describe the task and use Messenger to send it to multiple professionals at once and judge their responses.

According to Facebook, there have been an increasing number of users asking for recommendations related to home services, totaling "millions of people" since the beginning of 2018, leading to the launch of the new feature.

The updated Facebook Marketplace is starting to roll out today on iOS and Android, and the social network says that it will be available for all U.S. users in the coming weeks.

Top Rated Comments

rictus007 Avatar
35 months ago
They want to know what’s broken in my house? Lol
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DeepIn2U Avatar
35 months ago

They want to know what’s broken in my house? Lol

They want undeniable confirmation of your home address, utilities expenses and ...

I’m sorry anyone whom uses FB for this is downright in need of medical help
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danielchow Avatar
35 months ago
Millions of people have been asking since 2018? So suddenly? Are they sure these are real people genuinely asking?
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chelsel Avatar
35 months ago
Having previously worked for Angie's List (acquired by HomeAdvisor). I can only say this is probably a bad thing for ANGI stock. If this takes off, people will build allegiance to Facebook, rather than to HomeAdvisor (ANGI). It's similar to why restaurants don't really like GrubHub, UberEats, etc... they lose the primary relationship with the customer. Anyway, just a random thought as a former ANGI employee.
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