Meta’s Threads to Introduce New Features, Including Alternative Home Feed.
Threads, the messaging app developed by Instagram (owned by Meta), is set to introduce a range of new features, according to Instagram boss Adam Mosseri. Among the upcoming updates is the addition of an alternative home feed, which will display posts in chronological order solely from the individuals a user follows, addressing user feedback regarding the current mix of recommended content and followed posts. The development of Threads was initially described as an “initial version,” indicating further enhancements to come.
However, the plan to make Threads compatible with other apps like Mastodon has encountered resistance. Despite this, Meta’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has expressed support for the alternative home feed concept, as suggested by Mosseri. The company is also considering other features, including the ability to edit posts, language translation, and seamless switching between different Threads accounts.
While Threads can currently be accessed via Threads.net on the web, it lacks a desktop interface and the ability to post content via the app. Mosseri confirmed that the company is actively working on addressing these limitations. Additionally, the absence of a search function and the inability to fully delete a Threads profile without deleting the associated Instagram account are issues Meta aims to resolve.
Meta’s initial announcement regarding Threads included plans to establish communication between Threads and other social media platforms, like Mastodon, through the fediverse. However, this proposal has faced opposition despite receiving some positive reception.