How to See Facebook Marketplace Messages

Facebook Marketplace is perhaps one of Facebook’s most unique features. It allows Facebook users to buy and sell items to others located near the same area. Being a part of the larger Facebook ecosystem, Marketplace makes communicating between buyers and sellers a breeze.

When browsing the Facebook Marketplace, you might notice a “Send” button near the bottom of someone’s listing. Clicking this button will send a pre-formatted message, “Hi <seller’s name>, is this still available?” by default, letting the seller know you’re interested in the item they’ve listed.

Facebook keeps track of messages between buyers and sellers in a special “Marketplace inbox” that you can return to at any time. Finding this inbox can be difficult though if you don’t know where to look.

In this article, we’ll show you how to see Facebook Marketplace messages in the Android / iOS Facebook mobile app and via the Facebook website on your desktop / PC.

How to View Messages in the Facebook Marketplace

You can see your Marketplace messages by navigating to your Marketplace inbox via the Facebook or the Facebook Messenger app. Below, we’ll show you how on both mobile and desktop:

Android / iOS Mobile App

  1. Open the Facebook mobile app and sign into your account.
  2. Tap your Profile picture / 3 bars in the upper right corner and then tap the Marketplace tile on the following screen.
    Facebook Mobile App Marketplace Tile in Hamburger Menu
  3. Tap the Person icon in the upper right corner of the Facebook Marketplace and then tap Inbox under Commerce Profile.
    Facebook Mobile App Inbox in Marketplace User Menu

Here, you can see all messages between yourself and buyers / sellers. You can switch between conversations regarding items you’re selling or interested in buying by tapping Selling or Buying.

You can even filter Marketplace messages by statuses like:

  • Pending
  • Accepted
  • Paid
  • Shipped
  • Completed

Desktop / PC

  1. Open Facebook.com in your web browser and sign into your account.
  2. Click the Messenger icon in the upper right corner and then click See All in Messenger at the bottom. You can also simply open www.facebook.com/messages/t/ in your web browser.
    Facebook See All in Messenger in Messenger Icon Menu
  3. Under Chats, click Marketplace.
    Facebook Web Marketplace Messages in Facebook Messenger

Here, you can see all messages between yourself and buyers / sellers. You can switch between conversations regarding items you’re selling or interested in buying by clicking Selling or Buying.

You can even filter Marketplace messages by statuses like:

  • Pending
  • Accepted
  • Paid
  • Shipped
  • Completed

What if I Can’t Find the Facebook Marketplace Message I’m Looking for?

If you can’t find a specific message you’re looking for in the Facebook Marketplace, then you may have accidentally archived it.

Luckily, you can view archived messages directly in Facebook Messenger.

2 thoughts on “How to See Facebook Marketplace Messages”

  1. I want to access my Marketplace in facebook again, how can i delete my posting there that had a violation so i can use it again? Please help…

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    • Buyers in marketplace are unable to send messages to me. My inbox in Facebook Marketplace shows “You’ll be able to chat with your friends once they’ve responded to your friend request”. What should I do to let everyone to send message to me?

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