Facebook is going to remove its trending section because of failure to get much attention from the people, as a blog written on the site suggests. The trending section was only available in 4 countries and amounted to only 1.5% clicks to news organizations on average per day. The decision was made because the section became less important for the people. Thus, the section is going to be removed by next week, along with all “third-party partner integrations that rely on the Trends API”. The blog published on the site explains that increasingly, there has been a lot of attention towards video news casting rather than reading about it.
It listed three components that the company is trying out for a better news casting, the first being, “Breaking News Label”, a test that 80 publishers across North America, South America, Europe, India and Australia lets publishers put a “breaking news” indicator on their posts in News Feed”. They’re also testing latest breaking news notifications.
They’re also testing a feature that is going to be called, Today In “that connects people to the latest breaking and important news from local publishers in their city, as well as updates from local officials and organizations”.
News Video in Watch is another feature that is going to be introduced, in which people from United States will be able to “live coverage, daily news briefings and weekly deep dives into various topics. Toward the end of the blog, Facebook assures that they’re aware people want to keep themselves updated about news from around the world and they will be doing their best to keep up with their desires to be kept up to dated with all the news from different regions in the world.