Instagram’s CEO, Adam Mosseri, announced several updates to the Threads app, a platform designed to foster more text-based conversations.
The latest updates seem aimed at enhancing user engagement and functionality.
1. Send Threads Posts As Instagram Direct Messages
Users can now share threads in Instagram Direct Messages by tapping the “Send on Instagram” option.
2. Keep Track Of Your Likes
There’s an entirely new way to view all liked threads. Users can navigate to their profile settings and tap on Your Likes to see all Threads posts they have enjoyed recently.
3. Sort The List Of Accounts You Follow
Moreover, the capacity to sort the accounts you follow by latest or earliest was introduced.
Users can tap the number of accounts following them on their profile, tap on the following tab, and sort the Threads accounts by latest or earliest followed.
4. Add ALT Text For Images
Adding custom alt-text to images and videos has been made possible, reflecting a more accessible-friendly approach.
5. Rel=me Support For Identity Verification
Seemingly in support of decentralized social networks, Threads now supports rel=me links, enabling users to verify their identity on platforms like Mastodon.
6. A New Button For Mentions
Mark Zuckerberg also mentioned a new mention button on Threads profiles that allows users to mention someone in a new Threads post.
Alternatively, users can type in the @ symbol to get suggestions when creating a new Threads post.
New Updates Based On User Feedback
The updates to Instagram’s Threads app reflect a strategic move to enhance user experience and offer more control over content.
This advancement is pertinent as it opens up new opportunities for engagement, personalization, and identity verification for business owners and brands.
Users are encouraged to share feedback often to ensure that the Threads app offers the most engaging social experience.
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