Alex Hardiman, Head of News Products at Facebook has announced that the company is going to remove ‘Trending’ section. According to Hardiman, the reason for removal of this section is that users did not find it much useful.

Hardiman says, “We will remove Trending from Facebook next week and we will also remove products and third-party partner integrations that rely on the Trends API.

We’ve seen that the way people consume news on Facebook is changing to be primarily on mobile and increasingly through news video. So we’re exploring new ways to help people stay informed about timely, breaking news that matters to them, while making sure the news they see on Facebook is from trustworthy and quality sources. For example:

  • Breaking News Label: A test we’re running with 80 publishers across North America, South America, Europe, India and Australia lets publishers put a “breaking news” indicator on their posts in News Feed. We’re also testing breaking news notifications”.

Removing Trending From Facebook


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