Meta's microblogging platform Threads will introduce a web version and an advanced search function in the coming weeks, its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg recently announced.
Until now, the platform could only be accessed via its mobile app, despite these features being highly requested by its gigantic user base.
Threads' team has been actively developing a web version, as previously confirmed by Instagram Head Adam Mosseri.
Briefly, users were able to spot reply buttons on Threads user profiles on the web, even though these buttons were non-functional. This was a major hint indicating the imminent launch of the web version.
An upgrade to Threads' search capabilities is also in the pipeline.
Currently, users can only look up other accounts. Soon, the platform will enable users to search for specific posts or words, enhancing the user experience considerably.
Threads achieved over 100 million users within the first five days of its launch last month, surpassing ChatGPT's record as the fastest-growing consumer application.
However, a large number of users have since abandoned the platform due to the lack of some key features.
Post by @zuckView on Threads
Zuckerberg, on the other hand, remains positive about the future of Threads. Announcing these two new features in a post on Threads, he confirmed on Friday that search and web versions were set for release in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, Threads remains inaccessible in Europe, as regulatory authorities review concerns over the app's data collection practices.
Edited by Ricardo Esteves