The Trending feature that’s been on the Facebook website for ages finally makes it to the Facebook for Android and the mobile web. Now you’ll be able to see a trending section when you tap on the search feature.
Tapping on a trending story will take you to its section where it will recommend more stories for you to read. It’s a good way to see what’s trending around the world for each topic. Each section reacts just like your News Feed where you can scroll quickly through headlines. Tapping on a story will take you to that page.
There’s also a new Live Feed feature that will show you real-time reactions to an ongoing event around the world. You can also filter stories that are shared from your friends and groups.
Facebook has always aimed to curate news that’s most relevant to you and the new Trending feature is the company’s realization of that goal. It hopes you’ll spend more time within Facebook instead of using news apps like BBC, CNN, or even Flipboard.
The Facebook update will begin rolling out to Android and mobile web users in the US today. Support for iOS and non-US countries is “coming soon.”
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