Facebook Still Testing 'Trending' Feature for Mobile Devices
Facebook today announced a new feature for the desktop version of is service called Trending. The idea behind the Trending section, which appears in the upper-right corner of the web site, is to bring interesting and popular conversations into users' view. The topics displayed under Trending will be based, in part, on user Likes and interests, as well as based on items that have been shared by users' friends. The Trending section is rolling out to web users gradually beginning today. According to Facebook, though, it is still testing the Trending feature on mobile devices. Facebook couldn't say when the feature might be made available to smartphones or tablets.
Trending Stories Make a Comeback on Facebook Mobile
Facebook has brought the trending news section back to mobile devices, starting with the iPhone. Now, trending stories are visible in the main navigation drawer on mobile devices.
Facebook Tweaks Trending News and Expands Fundraising
Facebook updated several of its offerings today, including how it handles trending news and supports fundraising campaigns. Facebook says it has redesigned its trending news function with the goal of surfacing higher-quality content in the news box.
Facebook Testing Video Services
Facebook today said it is looking to increase the number of ways people can consume video on its platform. The company is testing a revised version of its suggested videos function on the iPhone, which purports to ease the discovery process for related strings of videos.
Twitter Discovers New Way to Spot Trends
Twitter has canned the Discover and Activity tabs in its mobile applications in favor of a new way to sift through trending content. Moving forward, when people use the search bar they'll also see trending stories as well as descriptions of those stories.
Facebook Improves Search for Conversation Discovery
Facebook today is pushing an update to its search tool in order to make topics and conversations easier to find. The tool expands beyond the borders of users' immediate friends and family, and will search through all of Facebook to see what people are saying about any given subject or event.