Threads, a social media rival to Elon Musk’s X (formerly Twitter), is struggling to retain the users it gained immediately after launch. Earlier reports said Meta was planning a new strategy after it lost more than half of its user base within weeks of its launch. Meta this week rolled out several new features for Threads, allowing users to share posts directly on Instagram DMs. The service also gets custom alt text for photos and videos, and a mention button for tagging someone’s account in a post. Additionally, Meta is internally developing an early version of the desktop application, which will soon be available globally.
in thread postal On Wednesday, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced three new features coming to the app this week. While Threads earlier allowed its posts to be shared as Stories on Instagram, users can now also share posts from Threads via Instagram DMs.
Another new feature now allows users to add alt text to photos and videos. Users can write titles and descriptions on photos and videos according to their preferences.
Finally, a third feature makes it easy for users to directly mention someone’s account in their thread posts. Most social media apps offer direct mentions, including Facebook, Instagram, and X.
Meanwhile, Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, also shared There is a post on his account sharing new updates. In addition to the aforementioned updates, Threads now allows users to keep their favorite thread tabs and sort the accounts they follow through their profile settings.
There are now also threads support rel=me links to make user authentication easier on platforms like Mastodon. This means users can now link their Threads account to other platforms.
Threads launched on July 5th as an alternative to Meta’s Elon Musk X.While the app is already available as a mobile app on iOS and Android devices, Zuckerberg Announce In a Threads post, it said the app will launch in a web version “in the coming weeks.” Instagram head Mosseri also said comfirmed A Threads post on Wednesday said the company was working on an early version internally. After some changes, the web version will be rolled out to users soon. Going forward, Meta expects to add a few other features to the app to regain lost fans.