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.
Google Bringing Search-Based Feed to Its Mobile App
Jul 19, 2017
Google today said its personalized feed will begin to appear in the Google mobile app for Android and iOS devices. The feed, which Google has been testing on Android since late last year, displays information cards below the search bar based on each user's individual search history.
Trending Stories Make a Comeback on Facebook Mobile
Aug 15, 2017
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
May 24, 2017
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.
Google Redesigns Search App with Columns
Dec 6, 2016
Google today began rolling out an update to its Android Search app that separates information into two streams. Previously, the app displayed a long column of data, including calendar appointments, weather, news stories, and so on.