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Find Out What’s Trending on Facebook

By Carolyn Abram, Amy Karasavas

Facebook offers users a Trending section to keep up to date. If you consider yourself a news junkie or are just someone who likes to know what everyone’s talking about these days, you’ll probably enjoy paying attention to the box labeled Trending on the right side of your News Feed.

Trending topics shows headlines that people are talking about across all of Facebook. So even if no one in your group of friends is posting about the latest episode of Game of Thrones, if enough people on Facebook are talking about it, you’ll see a headline about it in the Trending box.

Clicking on any of the trending topics opens a Facebook page that compiles the articles that are being shared about any given topic, as well as related videos and photos, as well as some public posts about it.

Usually trending topics focus on pop culture or major headlines. You can filter trending topics by various categories using the icons in the upper right of the Trending box. By default, you see trending topics, signified by an arrow climbing up and to the right. You can also select from Politics (town hall icon), Science and Technology (beaker icon), Sports (soccer ball icon), or Entertainment (clapperboard icon).