Facebook is Testing a New Trending Section With Five Categories
Facebook is growing day by day and it keeps adding new features from time-to-time to enhance user experience. The latest feature Facebook is testing is a new trending section.
It’s similar to Twitter where you can see the most trending hashtags, but Facebook is offering the most trending news. They will offer it in five pre-defined categories including Sports, Politics, Science and Technology, Business and Entertainment.
We already see plenty of interesting stuff in our News Feed; it’s like the times square of Facebook. However, Facebook wants to give us the most interesting news from the lot, that’s the idea. All hot topics in one place!
This will increase competition will Google News and Twitter without a doubt. But hey, that’s what rivals are for.
Source close to Facebook said that each category will show a few trending topics related to that certain category. For example, if you choose to open Business, it will let you in on the most popular and latest business topics. Same is the case with other categories.
Moreover, these five categories are in addition to another section which shows the 10 most trending news stories overall.
Trending topics section was first seen on Facebook last year but it seems the company wasn’t satisfied with it. It looks like a great move on Facebook’s as decent trending sections play a role in increasing user engagement.
Facebook isn’t ready to reveal more about this section for now, but we’ll keep you posted on any future developments.