The new feature, which is designed to provide updates to users regarding certain topics, is available in several countries including US, UK and Canada.

Links to trending topics, including entertainment, sports and news, being talked about on Facebook are displayed at the right of the main news feed.

Facebook users have lashed out at the popular social network, saying the feature is in no way relevant and focuses more on celebrity gossip.

Meanwhile, Facebook responded to users’ request to remove the trending section by saying that the feature can't be turned off, adding that it was open to feedback.