Facebook is testing Twitter-like trending topics on its News Feed

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Facebook is testing Twitter-like trending topics and some users can find it on their News Feed. As reported by the Wall Street Journal, a section module will appear at the top right-hand side of the News Feed displaying popular topics being discussed. Each listed topic is based off of hashtags, which the social network started supporting in June.

It’s unknown whether this new feature will ever see the light of day as some items that Facebook tests eventually get shuttered. A company spokesperson told WSJ, “Right now it’s only available to a small percentage of US users and it is still in the early stages of development.”

Facebook Tests “Trending” Section in News Feed (WSJ)

Photo credits: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images, Facebook Trending Topics via The Wall Street Journal

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