Updates to Facebook’s Trending feature are trending on the social network Wednesday, as the feature is now available via Android for mobile users (with iOS “coming soon”), and trending topics are now divided into up to five different sections.
The most-discussed topic on Facebook globally in 2014 was 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, while the outbreak of the Ebola virus was the topic of the most conversation in the U.S., the social network announced in a Newsroom post Tuesday.
Co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has gone out of his way to mention Facebook’s groups feature during the company’s earnings calls for the third quarter of 2014 and fourth quarter of 2013, hinting during the latter that a stand-alone application might be forthcoming. Forthcoming is now here, as the social network announced the launch of its Facebook Groups app in a Newsroom post Tuesday, saying that the app is available in all countries, for iOS and Android.
Facebook users are going to like this news, and page administrators will likely not: The social network announced Friday that users will begin seeing fewer promotional posts — not ads, but posts from pages – in their News Feeds starting in January.
Expressing gratitude is a wonderful thing, and Facebook Wednesday introduced a way for users to do just that by creating personalized video cards for their friends and sharing them, Say Thanks.
Add Kenya to the expanding list of countries where the Internet.org application is available, joining Tanzania and Zambia, as Internet.org vice president Chris Daniels announced at AfricaCom in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday that Airtel subscribers in Kenya will gain access to the app later this week.