Facebook Deleting Major Page Feature Next Week
Next week, when you log into your Facebook news feed things, might look a little different. Facebook said that they are scrapping the “Trending Topics” section in favor of a “Breaking News” label. Specific publishers will be able to tag stories with a red label to alert users that a story is "breaking news". A spokesperson for Facebook said that the trending topics feature “accounted for less than 1.5% of clicks to news publishers on average” and that people found the product to be “less and less useful." Facebook has made a commitment in the past few years to provide users with a better way to consume breaking news. The feature launched in 2014.