- Meta says that it’s working on new features for Threads.
- Some of these new features include view-only posts only from people you follow, hashtags, direct messages, edits, and translations.
- It’s unclear when these and other features will roll out to users.
Threads may be getting a lot of momentum after surpassing one hundred million subscribers in less than a week, but the platform is still in the early stages since it lacks many features. However, the Instagram team has already confirmed a number of features and improvements that are coming.
Originally, Meta wasn’t supposed to launch Threads the time it did. It all came down to a window of opportunity due to the disarray happening on Twitter. As a result, the company decided to launch Threads with a limited number of features, but the company is proactively working on many features to improve the platform and address complaints from users.
New features coming to Threads
Here’s a round of features expected to roll out soon for Threads users:
- Only people you follow view to prevent displaying posts from people users don’t follow.
- Hashtags similar to Twitter.
- Direct messages.
- Post sorting with the chronological option.
- Posts translations.
- Edit option for posts.
- Recommendation improvements in the feed.
- Robust search within Threads.
- Support for multiple accounts.
- Full web view since the current web experience is extremely limited.
- Ability to delete Threads profile without deleting Instagram.
- ActivityPub (open social networking protocol) support, which allows Threads to be interoperable with other apps that also support the ActivityPub protocol, such as Mastodon and WordPress.
Although it may seem that Threads lacks some features, this is because the platform is considered a copy of Twitter, and a lot of the complaints are about users not finding the same experience as they are used to on Twitter.
At the time of this writing, Meta is still not offering the ability to sign up for Threads in Europe due to some logistics and privacy concerns. However, it’s possible that in the near future, the company will open the platform in that region.