As per reports from The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is currently trying out a “trending” box. This Trending Topic column is appearing on the top-right hand side of the Facebook News Feed. The Trending Topic column will show various keywords that people seem to be mentioning in their posts on Facebook.
In the report, the spokesperson said that this feature is rolled out to only a small percentage of US users. She further added that it is too early to give out more details as the feature is in its initial stages of development.
This new Facebook feature is in addition to other Twitter-like features including hashtags and embed post.