More Features to Explore on the New Social Media Platform
In our previous blog post, we introduced you to Threads, the new social media platform that was launched by Meta on July 5, 2023. Threads is a text-based conversation app that allows you to publish short posts or updates that are up to 500 characters long. You can also include links, photos or videos up to 5 minutes long in your posts.
Threads is linked to your Instagram account, so you can use your Instagram login credentials to sign in. You can also keep your usernames, followers and verification status from Instagram. Your feed will include posts from people and accounts you follow on Instagram or Threads, as well as recommendations for undiscovered content. You can also filter specific words from your feed and restrict who is allowed to mention you.
Threads is designed to be a simple and fast way to share your thoughts and opinions with the world. You can also engage in real-time conversations with other users by replying, reposting or liking their posts. Threads also supports screen reader support and AI-generated image descriptions for accessibility.
In this blog post, we will show you some more features that you can explore on Threads and how they can enhance your experience on the platform.
Create a Custom Profile
When you join Threads, you can create a custom profile that reflects your personality and style. You can choose a photo, bio and theme color for your profile. You can also choose whether you want your profile to be public or private. A public profile means that anyone can see your posts and follow you on Threads. A private profile means that only people who follow you can see your posts and you have to approve new followers.
To create or edit your profile, tap on the profile icon at the bottom right corner of the app. Then tap on the edit icon at the top right corner of your profile page. You can then change your photo, bio and theme color as you like. You can also toggle the switch next to Private Account to make your profile public or private.
Discover New Content and People
One of the benefits of Threads is that it helps you discover new content and people that interest you. Your feed will include posts from people and accounts you follow on Instagram or Threads, as well as recommendations for undiscovered content. You can also search for topics, hashtags or usernames using the search icon at the bottom left corner of the app.
To find new content and people to follow, tap on the discover icon at the top right corner of your feed. You will see a list of suggested topics, hashtags and accounts that are relevant to your interests and preferences. You can tap on any of them to see more posts or profiles related to them. You can also follow them by tapping on the follow button next to their name.
Share Your Posts Across Different Platforms
Another feature of Threads is that it allows you to share your posts across different platforms with ease. You can easily share a Threads post to your Instagram story, or share your post as a link on any other platform you choose.
To share a Threads post to your Instagram story, tap on the share icon at the bottom right corner of the post. Then tap on Share to Story. You will be redirected to Instagram where you can edit and post your story as usual.
To share a Threads post as a link on any other platform, tap on the share icon at the bottom right corner of the post. Then tap on Copy Link. You will then be able to paste the link wherever you want, such as in a text message, an email or another social media app.
Control Your Interactions and Privacy
Threads also gives you tools to control your interactions and privacy on the platform. You can control who can mention you or reply to you within Threads. You can also filter out replies that contain specific words or phrases that you don’t want to see on your feed. You can also unfollow, block, restrict or report any user or profile that bothers you.
To control who can mention you or reply to you within Threads, tap on the settings icon at the top left corner of your profile page. Then tap on Privacy. You will see options for Mentions and Replies. You can choose whether you want to allow mentions or replies from Everyone, People You Follow or No One.
To filter out replies that contain specific words or phrases, tap on the settings icon at the top left corner of your profile page. Then tap on Hidden Words. You will see a list of words or phrases that are already filtered out by default. You can add more words or phrases by tapping on Add Hidden Word. You can also remove any word or phrase by tapping on it and then tapping on Remove.
To unfollow, block, restrict or report any user or profile, tap on their name or photo to go to their profile page. Then tap on the three-dot menu at the top right corner of their profile page. You will see options for Unfollow, Block, Restrict or Report. You can choose any of them as you wish.
We hope this blog post has shown you some more features that you can explore on Threads and how they can enhance your experience on the platform. Stay tuned for more posts on this topic in the future!