Facebook launches ‘trending’ feature
The world’s largest social network is launching a feature that shows users what is trending, similar to Twitter’s trending topics list.
Facebook says Trending will help users discover content by highlighting “interesting and relevant conversations.”
The Trending topics will appear in the top-right corner of the Facebook news feed.
In a blog post published Thursday, Facebook engineering manager Chris Struhar says the trending list will be personalized, populated with content users are interested in along with other trends from across the social network.
Clicking a headline will take users to a landing page containing content related to the trend.
Don’t expect to see Facebook’s Trending section right away, however.
As is often the case with new features from the social network, Facebook will gradually roll out Trending to Canadian users over the next few weeks.
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