Threads adds a bunch of new features in first notable update



Threads got off to an amazing start earlier this month when round 100 million folks shortly signed up to take a look at the brand new Twitter-like app from Meta.

Person engagement with Threads may have dipped since then, however the Instagram staff that constructed the app know that it’ll take time to safe a loyal following.

To have an opportunity of success, the work will contain rolling out a gradual stream of updates to knock Threads into form and make it extra interesting. The primary notable replace got here on Tuesday, introduced by Cameron Roth, a developer on the Threads staff.

A list of new features for the Threads app.

New options — presently for iOS solely — embrace translations for posts in a international language, and a follows tab.

Alas, the brand new follows tab isn’t like the next tab discovered on Twitter, which helps you to see posts solely from the folks you comply with, in chronological order. As an alternative, Threads’ follows tab merely exhibits you an inventory of individuals following your account. It additionally consists of filters for quotes and reposts so you possibly can zone in on any exercise round your posts.

As well as, there’s now a option to subscribe to customers who, for no matter purpose, you don’t wish to comply with, so that you’ll obtain a notification every time they publish.

Roth added that the app ought to now load up and performance extra easily than earlier than, making for a extra fulfilling consumer expertise.

The replace is being rolled out to Threads customers all through Wednesday, Roth confirmed, including that it is likely to be value restarting the app if the brand new options aren’t displaying by the top of the day.

Options noticeable by their absence embrace a chronological feed, hashtags for straightforward searches, and the flexibility to ship direct messages, so hopefully the Threads staff is tough at work on these, too.

Threads picked up a whole lot of customers at the beginning partly due to its shut integration with Instagram, which makes it straightforward to create an account with just about an instantaneous group. Latest disruptions at Twitter since Elon Musk’s acquisition of the corporate in October have additionally left many pissed off Twitter customers in search of another social media platform. It’s too early to say if Threads is it.

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