According to The WSJ, Meta may eventually release a web version of Threads, its direct competitor to X (formerly known as Twitter), in the first few days of this week.
This will address Threads’ noteworthy lack of a browser version, making it more accessible on PCs.
Threads enhancements to the search feature
In a recent statement, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg emphasised the company’s continued efforts to add this feature, as well as an improved search function (which is presently limited to usernames alone). He addressed this development earlier this month, saying it will be ready in “the next few weeks.”
Nonetheless, according to WSJ’s sources, the “launch plans aren’t final and could change.” Instagram’s head of product, Adam Mosseri.
Disclosed last week that Meta has been performing internal trials of an initial version for one to two weeks. However, he recognised that further modifications are required before a wider rollout can be launched.
Threads first appeared on the scene as a basic Twitter imitation about six weeks ago.
Surprisingly, it quickly surpassed the 100 million user threshold and attracted a slew of celebrities and corporations.
Despite its quick expansion, the platform lacked certain critical capabilities, which the company has steadily added over time.
Notably, a follow feed was just added, as was the option to validate a link using a Mastodon profile.
This particular step shows that Meta is showing some interest in merging with the decentralised social network protocol, ActivityPub.
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