As part of a series of updates to the new social media app, Threads will include a different home feed for posts after users complained.
According to Instagram boss Adam Mosseri, work is currently underway on a feed for Threads that will display posts in chronological order.
Instead of seeing posts chosen by Threads’ algorithm, users prefer to see posts from accounts they follow.
Mr Mosseri said the new feed was “on the rundown” of changes to Strings.
The social media app was launched last week by Meta, the company that owns Instagram, Facebook, and Threads, and more than 100 million people have signed up to use it.
After a number of users expressed dissatisfaction at not being provided with a feed of posts from people they followed in the order in which they were posted, Mr. Mosseri stated that Meta’s chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, had given the alternative feed a “thumbs up.”
Different highlights “on the rundown”, concurring Mr Mosseri, include:
a translation of posts into different languages, making it simple to switch between different Threads accounts. While Threads can be viewed on the web through Threads.net, there is no desktop interface; posts can only be made through the app, and Mr. Mosseri said that was also something the company was “working on.”
Additionally, there is no search feature. The company said that it would improve the selection of recommended posts and add a “more robust search function” when it announced the launch of the app.
In the meantime, the only way to completely delete a Threads profile right now is to delete the Instagram account that goes with it, which many users would be reluctant to do. This is another problem that the company wants to fix.
Meta announced at the time that Threads would be able to communicate with Mastodon and other social media platforms through a network known as the fediverse.
However, while some people have supported this idea, others have opposed it.
The new chronological feed will show posts in the order in which they were posted, which is how most social media feeds work. This will make it easier for users to see the latest posts from their friends and family, and to follow conversations.
The chronological feed is just one of the changes that Meta is planning for Threads. The company is also working on a number of other features, including the ability to edit posts, translate posts into different languages, and make Threads compatible with other apps.
Threads was launched in 2020 as a way for users to connect with their close friends and family in a more intimate way. The app is designed to be more ephemeral than other social media platforms, with posts disappearing after 24 hours.
However, Threads has not been as popular as Meta had hoped. The app has been downloaded by over 10 million users, but it only has a few million active users.
The addition of a chronological feed is seen as a way to make Threads more appealing to users. It will also make the app more similar to other social media platforms, which could help to attract new users.
Meta has not yet announced when the chronological feed will be added to Threads. However, the company said that it is “on the list” of features that are being worked on.
“Clear victory” The fediverse is envisioned as being similar to email. Somebody on Gmail can trade messages with somebody utilizing Hotmail, for instance, and the fediverse could be depicted as that thought applied to web-based entertainment.
Eventually Meta maintains that clients should have the option to utilize their Strings record to collaborate with other web-based entertainment stages utilizing ActivityPub – a convention with the essential programming code – like Mastodon, WordPress or Reddit-elective Lemmy.
However, some concern Strings compromises this framework through and through, due to a training enormous tech organizations have used before – “embrace, expand and quench”, when an organization with a ton of assets broadens what is conceivable from another innovation so radically it turns into the new norm, leaving individuals with no decision except for to utilize its foundation.
Eugen Rochko, CEO of Mastodon, dispelled these worries by stating that Meta joining Threads was “a clear victory for our cause” and “validation of the movement towards decentralized social media.”
Over a hundred Mastodon communities have joined the “fedipact,” a deal to prevent Meta from ever being able to access their community. As a result, users are concerned that even when Threads starts to support ActivityPub, they won’t be able to access everything on the fediverse.
There may also be mixed reactions to another feature that will be added to Threads at some point. There is no publicizing on the stage – for the time being.