Facebook Doubles Up On Trending Articles

Remember trending articles? They’re back, and bigger than ever. Facebook has been testing ways to give trending articles more prominence in news feeds and the latest incarnation is to have two trending articles stacked on top of each other. Previously, users would scroll sideways through trending articles.

If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s what it looks like, courtesy of sister site Inside Facebook:

Inside Facebook noted that since Facebook changed up the format of trending stories, usage of social readers such as Yahoo Social Bar and the Washington Post Social Reader has been on the upswing so far this month, citing data from sister site AppData. Other social readers — NBC News, The Wall Street Journal, Grantland — have also seen increases recently.

Readers: Have you noticed more trending articles in your news feed?

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