Meta Threads puts up a follower feed

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The text-based social network Meta is rolling out one of its most requested features after its launch – the following feed. The company is also rolling out the ability to see posts you’ve liked in settings and other features.

You can either hide or unhide the For You and Follow feeds by tapping the Topics icon at the top of the app screen.

Additionally, the update includes new categories for sorting your Activity feed, allowing you to filter by Follows, Quotes, and Reposts, and a new Follow button in your followers list to easily follow other accounts, Instagram told TechCrunch. In addition, users with private accounts can now approve follow requests at once using the new “Approve All” option.

In a post on his Instagram channel, Mark Zuckerberg said the company is adding translation features as well.

“Threads have started rolling out an option for a chronological feed only for people you follow and adding translations as well. More to come!” he wrote.

Users will need to be using the latest version of the Threads app to get these new features. However, since this is being rolled out gradually, you may not see the new feed or other options right away.

The company said translations are done automatically based on the language it’s written in and the user’s language settings.

On leads, Zuckerberg Quoted user post About the following brief he said “Ask and you shall receive”.

The position of the “For You” and “Follow” feeds appears at the top of the app — just like Twitter, we should take note. This will make it easier for those who leave Twitter to get used to the Threads app.

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In response to a user complaint that the new “Following” tab will only load a small number of posts, threads iOS developer Cameron Roth Note that the company is looking into the error, adding “It looks like we generated a lot of sudden demand for some reason…”

Threads was moving quickly to update their app, in the wake of Twitter’s stumble. It recently released its first major update since its launch, bringing support for iOS 17, now available as a public beta, among other smaller changes. Then he rolled out another update that was supposed to bring translation support and more. However, this update has been paused to resolve some issues.

Topics still has bigger improvements like an edit button, support for multiple accounts, and integration with ActivityPub, the protocol that powers popular decentralized Twitter alternative Mastodon. As the head of Instagram Adam Mosseri dubbed However, threads are still a “work in progress”.

Shortly after its launch, Instagram Thread became an overnight success, surpassing 100 million users within days of its arrival, though usage numbers have declined since then.

a Wall Street Journal An article on Friday warned that Twitter’s new Instagram competitor was starting to lose steam. Citing third-party data from Sensor Tower, the paper reported that the number of daily active users on Topics fell for a second week to 13 million, down 70% from the high point of July 7. In comparison, Twitter has around 200 million active daily users.

But it’s too early to count the leads yet. according to dataThe app has already generated one-fifth of Twitter’s weekly active user base.

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Adding an on-demand following feed feature may help boost thread usage numbers that dropped after the app first went live.

The launch of the new time feed comes as Elon Musk removed the bird logo from Twitter and replaced it with an “X” on Monday. Musk said the company plans to “bid to the Twitter brand” in the near future. However, the transition is not going smoothly as most of the official handles and many parts of the website continue to feature the “Twitter” branding.

Meta is once again cleverly taking advantage of Twitter’s chaos, er X, to lure users into its own Twitter clone. Since X seems to be in flux, announcing a future that includes payments, banking, and video, among other things, those who want a more classic Twitter experience may find themselves trying Threads instead.

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