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Facebook Marketplace expands into home services – What's new?

News you want to use week 22.

Facebook is entering the home services market. Starting May 23rd, U.S. Facebook users browsing the Facebook Marketplace will be able to search thousands of home service professionals through a new feature that helps users locate top-rated and vetted professionals like house cleaners, plumbers, contractors, and others, as well as receive quotes.
 

The company says the idea to launch a home services resource came about because people were always asking for recommendations for home pros on the network. In fact, the number of people asking for home service recommendations in the U.S. is already well into the millions for the year, Facebook notes. “More people ask for recommendations related to home services on Facebook in the U.S. than any other topic,” said Bowen Pan, Product Manager at Facebook, in a statement about the launch.

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