Meta’s Threads to Soon Have Alternative Feed, Other Features

Meta’s Threads to Soon Have Alternative Feed, Other Features

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: July 11, 2023

Meta’s newly launched platform Threads will soon have an alternative feed alongside other features, according to Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri.  

The tech giant is reportedly working on a feed where users can see posts from accounts they follow in chronological order. This is its response to users complaining about Threads’ current algorithm.  

According to Mosseri, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has given a “thumbs up” to the proposed alternative feed. 

The new feed is only one of the features “on the list” of changes that Meta is currently working on. Other features on this list include the ability to edit posts, translate posts into different languages, and easier switching between Thread accounts. 

The mobile app development company is also working on several performance-based upgrades to the platform, such as a “more robust search function” and a desktop interface. Currently, users can only create posts using the Threads mobile app.  

Additionally, Meta is also working on a way for users to delete or deactivate their Threads account without affecting their Instagram account, as the only way to do so is to delete the Instagram profile it’s attached to.  

Launched last Thursday, Threads is a text-based conversation app that allows users to create posts up to 500 characters long and upload up to 10 pictures and videos per post.  

Since its launch, the app has garnered over 100 million downloads, making it the most rapidly downloaded app in history.

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