Facebook Tests ‘Trending Articles’ Feature to Encourage Users to Try Social Reader Apps

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By: Brittany Darwell | InsideFacebook.com

Facebook appears to be testing new feature to highlight social reader articles within users’ News Feeds.


Some users now see a “trending articles” section of their feeds that includes headlines, thumbnail images and the first 130 characters of a story. This aggregation is larger and more disruptive than
others Facebook has tested to drive users to Open Graph news applications.

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