Facebook Brings Trending Stories to Android App, Before iOS

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Facebook is rolling out an update to Android devices, one which brings a new Trending section to the application. If you had not already noticed, a big Trending section is placed on the right side of the Facebook homepage, and now, it’s on your phone. 

This section is usually filled with the world’s “top stories,” including trending celebrity news, sports news, Obama stuff, and more. Inside each topic, stories from across the web are aggregated for your reading, just to make sure you get multiple viewpoints on the same story.

Below, Facebook lists out what you can do with the new section for Trending topics.

Features of Trending

  • Articles shows you how news organizations are covering the story.
  • In the Story shows you posts from people who are part of the story.
  • Friends and Groups shows you what people in your network are saying.
  • Near the Scene shows you posts from people near where the story is unfolding.
  • Live Feed shows you a real-time stream of reactions from people around the world.

Surprisingly, this feature is so far only available for Android devices. iOS support is coming later, so sayeth the Zucks.

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Via: Facebook



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