In a new change today, “Trending Articles” have been appearing in Facebook users’ news feeds. The new feature scrolls through 5 articles that appear to be hot across all of Facebook. This feature very much resembles Google’s the “Hot On Google+” functionality but adds in the name of a friend who has recently read the article:
The articles that we spotted did escort users off of Facebook to an external story. Each article can be hidden and all articles from a given source can be hidden:
All sources that we have seen have been tied to the social reader app. For more information view your Facebook News Feed and look for Trending Articles. More updates will come as we have them.