September 30, 2023

Say what you’ll about Threads, however the one factor followers and detractors can agree on is that it launched in an incomplete state. And so it’s maybe not stunning that Meta is racing to handle the suggestions and add the options this service must be really aggressive.

Beginning with the iOS model of the app, apparently.

“New Threads app on iOS replace dropped right now,” Meta’s Cameron Roth wrote on Threads right now. “Try what we’ve been laborious at work cooking up. You could must restart your app to see a few of these or in any other case wait till the tip of the day. We use a system of server-delivered flags which might take some time to totally launch.”

Right here’s what’s new, in Roth’s phrases:

  • Translations
  • Follows tab on exercise feed
  • Subscribe to unfollowed customers
  • Exercise feed scrolling + loading enhancements
  • Following + on thread replies web page
  • Tappable reposter labels
  • Open the [Instagram] followers checklist
  • A number of small crash fixes. we’re now at 0.02%
  • Extra binary measurement cuts
  • A handful of different small bugs

No phrase on when the Android model of the app will get related updates.

As you in all probability know, Meta launched Threads, its Twitter different, lower than two weeks in the past, and rocketed to 70 million sign-ups in two days after which 100 million sign-ups after 5 days. I don’t imagine there have been any sign-up updates since then, so I’m guessing that’s slowed. And naturally there are questions in regards to the precise measurement of the consumer base and what that may appear to be over time. However Threads continues to be the most important and most credible challenger to Twitter, by far, and it’s doubtless solely a matter of time earlier than it surpasses Twitter’s consumer base.