Facebook is a little closer to completely automating its trending topics feature. On Friday, the company announced that it would no longer have employees write short descriptions for each trending topic it displays.
Instead, the trending topics box will simply show how many people are discussing a topic. When you mouse over a topic, it’ll show a description that pulls from a news story on the topic in question.
According to Facebook, its “goal is to enable Trending for as many people as possible,” something the company says it wouldn’t be able to do if it stuck with human-generated descriptions.