But that’s about to change.
Facebook’s new introduction of "Trending" helps you quickly see popular content in the top right corner of your News Feed. Though it’s not yet available on mobile, it’s a good start.
Why is this genius? We’ll give you three reasons.
Being excluded from a conversation because you haven’t watched that one YouTube video that everyone has already seen isn’t fun. And you kind of feel like a hermit crab. So the ability to skip through everyone’s recent baby announcements and quickly glance through the popular posts you actually care about is time-saving gold!
Everyone’s Looking for Great Content
Facebook’s Algorithm Only Shows You What’s Hot Right Now
The trending topics that will appear on the "Trending" feed are not made up of the largest volume of posts or articles about a particular subject but subjects that are experiencing the greatest spike in mentions. And in case you were wondering, it’s not getting clogged up with "promoted trends," which might change in the future, but for now it’s free advertisement.
Confused because you can’t see the "Trending" topics section yet? No worries. Facebook won’t roll it out until Thursday, and even then it will be in limited countries. Be patient! Your time-saving trend will appear on your Facebook feed soon!