UNITED STATES: Threads, the popular microblogging platform developed by Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, has rolled out an exciting new feature called the ‘Following’ tab. This feature enables users to view posts from the people they follow in chronological order, a move that has been eagerly anticipated by its user base.
The announcement was made by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg himself, who responded to a user’s request for a chronological feed with the caption, “Ask and you shall receive.” This latest addition aims to enhance the user experience and provide users with more control over the content they see on the platform.
With the introduction of the ‘Following’ tab, Threads has taken a significant step in competing with its rival, Twitter. The default “For You” tab continues to be available, but accessing the new tab is simple. Users can switch to the ‘Following’ tab by tapping either on the home icon at the bottom left of the app or on the Threads logo located at the top.
The ‘Following‘ tab is now available for both Android and iOS users, making it accessible to the majority of Threads’ user base. However, some users might not immediately see the option, as the feature may still be rolling out gradually to all users. In such cases, the developers have assured that the option will be made available to everyone in due course.
Cameron Roth, the developer behind Threads, has shared insights into the latest update and mentioned that this move was motivated by a noticeable decline in the app’s daily active user count. The absence of certain crucial features on Threads compared to its competitors was identified as one of the reasons for the decline.
The update not only introduces the ‘Following’ tab but also comes with a host of other exciting features. These include the ability to translate text, a Follows tab within the Activity feed, and the option to subscribe to unfollowed users. These enhancements are expected to re-engage users and keep Threads at the forefront of the microblogging scene.
With the release of these improvements, Threads aims to reclaim its position and continue being a top choice for users looking for a microblogging platform that offers a seamless and personalized experience.
The ‘Following’ tab is already receiving positive feedback from Threads’ users, who appreciate the chronological order of posts from the accounts they follow. Meta’s efforts to respond to user requests and enhance the platform’s functionality are commendable and showcase their commitment to delivering a user-centric experience.
As Threads continues to evolve, it is clear that the platform is determined to stay competitive in the dynamic world of social media. Users can expect more exciting updates and features in the future as Threads strives to remain a strong contender in the microblogging arena.