Threads now has a Following feed. Here’s how to use it
Threads has simply added a brand new function that individuals have been crying out for ever since Meta launched its rival app to X (formerly Twitter) earlier this month.
The brand new Following tab for Threads’ iOS and Android apps gives a chronological feed of posts solely from individuals who you’re following, so that you’ll not should waste time trawling via seemingly random posts from of us you’re not notably taken with.
Clearly in listening mode because it seeks to tug throughout as many customers as doable from X, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, responding on Threads to a consumer asking for the Following function, stated: “Ask and also you shall obtain.”
For now at the very least, Threads nonetheless opens with the unique For You feed that includes a hodgepodge of posts.
You’ll be able to entry the Following feed by deciding on the house icon on the backside of the show, or the Threads emblem on the prime.
If the Following tab doesn’t present up, ensure you have the most recent model of Threads in your system. If it’s nonetheless not showing, then be affected person, it’ll be coming very quickly (Zuckerberg stated Threads has “began” rolling out the function).
Opening on the algorithmic For You tab is one thing the previous Twitter app used to do as a means of attempting to extend engagement on the platform, however widespread consumer annoyance at having to hit the Following tab each time you opened the app persuaded Twitter to set it in order that the identical feed opens because the one you have been final on. Maybe Threads will take the identical route earlier than too lengthy.
For people coming from X, the chronological feed is a must have if Threads is ever to behave as a alternative. X customers sad with the best way Elon Musk has been overhauling the app since he acquired the enterprise in October have been searching for another social media app. Mastadon and Bluesky have but to take off in an enormous means, whereas Threads, because of a big extent to its shut integration with Instagram, acquired a huge amount of interest at launch. But it surely’s nonetheless too early to say if it’s going to final.
Threads was fairly naked bones when it launched in early July, however the Instagram builders who constructed the app have been pushing out a number of updates to include new options, with Tuesday’s addition positive to be warmly welcomed.