New Delhi: Meta’s Twitter rival, Threads, will soon feature an edit button, following feeds, translation options for different languages and more, as it crossed 100 million user sign-ups within a week of its launch. With the editing option, users will be able to edit their posts on threads, while the following feed will display posts from accounts users follow. Instagram head Adam Mosseri also confirmed that translation options for different languages are also in the works.
Currently, the application only allows account search, but soon it will enable users to search posts. According to Mosseri, the company is also working on a web interface for Threads but the priority is mobile apps.
Responding to users’ queries, Mosseri mentioned plans to enable account switching and discussed the introduction of a ‘Feedback’ button. According to him, ‘React’ buttons everywhere would add a fair amount of complexity to every post, and I like the idea. Keeping things simple.”
In addition, the new app will include hashtags and improve topic-based search. Responding to a thread about bringing a ‘Trending Topics’ tab, Mosseri said, “It’s on the list, but not at the top. It’s easy to make a simple version, but a good version that balances your interests, is localized, and being considerate about abuse takes time.
Meta launched Threads on July 5 for iOS and Android users in 100 countries, and it’s currently one of the top free apps on the App Store. Announcing the 100 million user sign-up on Threads, Meta founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday: “Threads reached 100 million sign ups over the weekend. It’s mostly organic demand and we’ve launched several promotions so far.” Have not done. I can’t believe it’s only been 5 days!”
The new app crossed 2 million sign-ups in just two hours, 10 million users in seven hours and 30 million sign-ups in just 12 hours after its launch.