How to Hide Your Shipped Items on Facebook Marketplace

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Facebook Marketplace, the social media platform's online shopping space, lets you quickly find what you're looking for by applying different filters. One file you can use is “Ships to You”. Although this tag was designed to help you with your selection, many users have complained that the algorithm is useless.

If you want to shop locally, learning how to hide "Shipped to You" items will help you sort through your search and find the products you want that are available nearby. This article will explain how to do this and provide additional information about Facebook Marketplace and the different search criteria you can use.



How to Disable Sending Articles in the Facebook iPhone App

Unfortunately, Facebook does not allow you to completely opt out of "Sent to You" items. However, there are ways to filter them out of your search and only see local items. The first is to enable only local ads in your search.

  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the market place.
  3. Tap on “Categories”.
  4. Tap “Local Announcements”.
  5. Tap your location.
  6. Customize the location and radius of your search or use the suggested radius. If you customize it, the smallest radius you can select is 0,6 miles.
  7. Once you're done, tap "Apply."

You will now only see local items.

You can also customize your filters to see the nearest listings first:


  1. Open the Facebook app on your iPhone.
  2. Go to the market place.
  3. Find an item you want to buy.
  4. Tap your location and customize your radius.
  5. Press “Apply”.
  6. Tap on “Filters”.
  7. Under 'Sort by', tap 'Distance: nearest first'.
  8. Tap "View Ads".

Since Facebook doesn't offer the option to opt out of "Sent to You" items, you'll need to repeat the steps each time you search for an item in the Marketplace.


If you want to narrow your search, you can hide items you don't like or are irrelevant. Here's how:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Go to the market place.
  3. Find an item you want to buy.
  4. Tap the item you want to hide.
  5. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  6. Tap "Hide List".

Facebook will stop showing ads similar to the ones you blocked. This way you personalize the results.

How to Disable Items Shipped to You in the Facebook Android App

If you're using the Facebook app for Android, you should be aware that you can't opt ​​out of "Sent to You" items in the Marketplace. But, there are ways to prevent them from appearing frequently in your search.

Enabling local ads will reduce the number of "Sent to you" items:

  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Go to the market place.
  3. Tap on “Categories”.
  4. Tap “Local Announcements”.
  5. Customize your search radius by tapping your location.
  6. Press “Apply”.

You can also apply filters to see the closest listings:


  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Go to the market place.
  3. Find an item you want to buy.
  4. Tap on your location and customize it.
  5. Press “Apply”.
  6. Tap on “Filters”.
  7. In the “Sort by” section, tap “Distance: nearest first”.
  8. Tap "View Ads".

Hiding items you don't like or consider irrelevant is another way to personalize your search:


  1. Open the Facebook app.
  2. Go to the market place.
  3. Find an item you want to buy.
  4. Open the item you want to hide.
  5. Tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  6. Tap "Hide List".

Facebook recognizes when you hide items from your search and stops showing similar items.


How to Disable Items Shipped to You in Facebook on PC

Similar to the Facebook mobile app, it's not possible to opt out of "Sent to You" items if you're using Facebook on a PC. You can reduce the number of these items in your search by following the steps below:

  1. Open your browser and go to Facebook.
  2. Go to the market place.
  3. Find the item you want to buy.
  4. Under "Filters," tap your location.
  5. Customize your search radius. The smallest radius available is 0,6 miles.
  6. Press “Apply”.

The algorithm will show items within the selected radius and results outside of your search.

You can also customize your filters to see the nearest listings first:

  1. Open your browser and go to Facebook.
  2. Go to the market place.
  3. Find an item you want to buy.
  4. Tap "Sort by" in the filters section.
  5. Tap "Distance: Nearest First".

It's important to note that sometimes sellers mark "Offer delivery for this item" even when offering local pickup. According to some vendors, Facebook sometimes selects this option by default. That's why you should always read the product description. You should see "local pickup" listed if that's an option.

Additionally, you can filter your search by hiding the items you don't want. This way, you'll only see items that are relevant to your search. Here's how to hide things when using Facebook on your PC:

  1. Open your browser and go to Facebook.
  2. Open the marketplace.
  3. Find an item you want to buy and open it.
  4. Tap the three dots in the right menu.
  5. Tap "Hide Item".

By hiding items that are not suitable for your search, you will be able to narrow your search. Facebook won't show items similar to those you've hidden.

Additional FAQs

Is there a way to permanently disable "Ship to You" items?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to permanently disable "Sent to You" items. You have to select the filters every time you search for an item on the Facebook Marketplace. Even when you choose the right filters, you may still see "Sent to You" items, but in fewer numbers.

Choose what you buy on Facebook Marketplace

One of the benefits of buying from a virtual marketplace is the ability to filter out items you don't want. While Facebook doesn't allow you to completely disable the "Shipped to Home" category, you can customize your settings to include more local products. Additionally, you can hide irrelevant items, narrowing down your search.

Have you ever used Facebook Marketplace? Do you try to shop locally? Tell us in the comments section below.

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