Facebook goes Twitter way by adding 'Trending' feature to News Feed
Facebook has reportedly introduced a 'Trending' feature from Twitter to its social networking service that would allow users to put spotlight on most popular topics across the network.
The 'Trending' feature is familiar to Twitter sphere, where events, places or celebrities are popularized with repeated reference through regular, almost viral tweets on the network.
According to Cnet, on Facebook, the Trending shifts the handful of hot topics to the top right-hand corner of the News Feed now, based on users' interests and location.
Addition of the feature on Facebook has been done in a bid to compete with rival Twitter to be the primary social space for sharing when news breaks.
The report said that the Trending feature has been currently rolled out in select countries including US, UK, India, Canada and Australia, via the Web portal only.
Facebook said that it is still testing Trending for mobile, which is of more importance as the company intends to focus more on the platform in future.
(Posted on 17-01-2014)