Wednesday, the social networking giant Facebook announced that Trending is coming to iOS soon, with the Android app getting the feature today. Announced in January, the feature lets you discover timely and relevant conversations happening in the world in the form of stories from different sources.
The feature groups together only public posts and those that you are in the audience for such as updates from friends or groups that you belong to.
Found to the right of your News Feed, Trending is essentially a personalized list of popular topics based on your interest and what’s trending across Facebook overall.
Clicking on any headline puts up the most interesting posts from your friends or Pages that are talking about that particular topic, organized in up to five different sections: Articles, In the Story, Friends and Groups, Near the Scene and Live Feed.
The Articles section shows you how news organizations are covering the story while In the Story produces posts from people who are part of the story.
Friends and Groups is for when you want to see what people in your network are saying about any give topic. Near the Scene shows you posts from people near where the story is unfolding and Live Feed is basically a real-time stream of reactions from people around the world.
“The feed below the new sections will continue to display relevant posts ranked by engagement, timeliness and other factors,” noted the Menlo Park, California, headquartered company.
Trending is available today in the US for the web and Android, with support for iOS and other countries “coming soon.”
[Facebook PR, Facebook Help Center]