Facebook Launches Trending World Cup

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FIFA world cup will get attention of all and sundry for the next few days when the renowned soccer teams of different countries will compete with each other to lift the coveted cup. How can a most popular social platform like Facebook escape the importance of this mega event which takes place once in four years.

Trending World Cup[1]

Facebook has announced in its blogpost that for this year’s World Cup, they are launching today Trending World Cup — a dedicated hub for fans on Facebook to follow the tournament as it unfolds. Trending World Cup on Facebook would include :

  • The latest scores and highlights from the matches
  • A special feed with real-time posts from friends and updates from relevant players and teams
  • An interactive map that shows where fans of some of the top players are located around the world

Watching a Match[1]

Besies above, from 12th June onwards, you can share the specific match you’re watching during the World Cup — just tap the smiley icon before you share a post and select “watching.”

According to Facebook, over the course of the tournament, you can find Trending World Cup by visiting www.facebook.com/worldcup, and if you are in the US, UK, India, Canada, or Australia, you can also get there by clicking on “World Cup” in the Trending section on the right-hand side of your News Feed. If your friends share that they are watching a specific match, you can also get to Trending World Cup by clicking on the match in their post.

In the coming days, Facebook will also have a variety of data stories (like how many people talked about games and the most popular stadiums people check in to).

Enjoy the game of soccer with your friends and share your experiences and stories on Facebook!

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