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Facebook is currently working on introducing a Twitter like “Latest Conversations” feature in its search results that show the most recent public posts about timely topics. The option is supposed to give a wider view of what people are saying about a news story.

The “Latest Conversations” feature is different from what was available previously. When performing a broad keyword based search earlier on Facebook, the main search results page would display a mix of news articles, photos, videos and more.

The new “Latest Conversations” feature however appears as its own section within the search results and includes a running and live updating counter showing how many people are talking about the topic.

It would also make sense for Facebook to offer a “Translate” button since a lot of “Latest Conversations” might not be in the same native language as your’s. With the feature Facebook is trying to step into Twitter’s territory by allowing its users to see a feed of public commentary about a timely subject.

To see new posts, users would have to tap to go back to the main search results where the unit appears, then tap again on the “See All” link to refresh the screen with the latest posts. The unit doesn’t appear for all search queries, only those that are seeing a lot of activity at the time of the search.

Facebook has confirmed that the feature is rolling out to users now and users would be able to see it in Facebook’s mobile app, but not on the web.