Threads is about to get vastly more useful as Meta has started rolling out the option to see a chronological feed of posts from the people you follow. Many observers said this was a key feature Threads needed to truly compete with Twitter, long a vital source of real-time information. But as Twitter (sorry, X) owner Elon Musk continues to reduce his app to rubble, Threads is looking like a more viable destination for up-to-the-minute news and updates.
The latest version :-
You’ll need to update to the latest version of Threads to see the chronological feed, but it might not appear for you immediately. To switch between the For You and Following feed, tap the Threads logo or the home icon and you can swipe from one to the other.
Threads may not have rolled out the feature for everyone if clicking on the icon does not switch the feed to the “Following” tab. In such cases, it is possible that the option for the chronological feed of people you follow has not been made available to those users yet.
Both Android and iOS users on Threads can now see the “Following” tab, as it has been introduced.
To recall, the parent company of Threads, recently released the second update for iOS users of its popular microblogging app. This latest update introduces a range of new features and addresses various issues that were present in the previous version. Cameron Roth, the developer behind Threads, has provided insights into the deployment of this update.
Can Threads take on Twitter’s platform?
Amidst the rivalry of Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s app called Threads has arrived, aiming to challenge Twitter’s dominance.
With an impressive number of sign-ups, Threads has caught the attention of social media enthusiasts.
Here are the unique features of Threads and an overview of its potential impact on the social media landscape, especially Twitter.
Here are the key points highlighting how Threads has influenced Twitter with its innovative offerings:-
Seamless Cross-App Functionality:-
Threads is expected to work across multiple apps in the future, enabling easier operation and appeal to creators and influencers who want to maintain their presence without starting from scratch on each app.
Unlike Twitter, Threads aligns verification status with Instagram. If a user is verified on Instagram, they are also verified on Threads.
Potential Advertising Advantage:-
Analysts suggest that Threads’ ties to Instagram could provide it with a built-in user base and advertising apparatus. This potential advantage may attract ad dollars away from Twitter.
Meta has added a few other features to Threads. In the Activity tab, you can now filter notifications by follows, replies, mentions, quoted posts, reposts and interactions from verified accounts (or just opt to view all your notifications together). The Threads team is also introducing a new follow button to make it easier to follow people back and a way to approve all your follow requests at once if your account is private.