Facebook Tests “Trending” Section in News Feed

Published on August 30, 2013
by Evelyn M. Rusli

Two months after rolling out hashtags — key words in posts that are marked by “#” — Facebook is experimenting with new ways to make them useful.

The social network has begun testing a “trending” topics section in the homepage news feed of its website. The section — similar to rival Twitter’s “trends” box — showcases topics, including hashtags, that are currently popular on the site.

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