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Just Joined Threads? How to Turn Off Notifications

Friday July 7, 2023 1:36 am PDT by
Threads, Meta's alternative to Twitter, officially launched on July 5, 2023. Getting too many notifications? Then read on. If you joined up to Threads straight away and are now being inundated with notifications as all your Instagram followers pile on to the new social media platform, here's how to turn off all those pesky alerts until things calm down a little. In the Threads app, tap the p...

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Threads Launches in the European Union

Thursday December 14, 2023 5:17 am PST by
Threads is now available to users in the European Union, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced. The move comes five months after the social media network launched in most markets around the world, but remained unavailable to EU-based users due to regulatory hurdles. "Today we're opening Threads to more countries in Europe," wrote Zuckerberg in a post on the platform. "Welcome everyone." In...
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Threads Introduces Tags, or Hashtags Without the Hash Symbol

Friday December 8, 2023 4:03 am PST by
The Threads social network from Meta is rolling out tags, which work like hashtags on other platforms but include some unique additional functions. The Threads compose window includes a new # button to add a tag to your post. Unlike hashtags, a tag can be a word or a phrase (with spaces) and does not include the hash symbol, so tags fit into sentences more naturally. Tags can also use...
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Threads Is Coming to the EU in December

Thursday November 30, 2023 4:07 am PST by
Meta intends to launch Threads in the European Union next month, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The social media network debuted in most markets in July, but did not launch in the EU because Meta was unsure whether it would be able to adhere to the bloc's stringent regulations for online services. Threads can import data from Instagram, including behavioral and...
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Delete Your Threads Profile and Stay on Instagram - Here's How

Tuesday November 14, 2023 3:15 am PST by
When Meta launched Threads in July, one of the complaints users had about the platform was that it was impossible to delete your Threads profile without also deleting your Instagram account. Up until now, the only alternative was to "temporarily" deactivate your Threads profile. This option makes your posts and interactions with others invisible on the platform, but it leaves your posts on ...
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Threads Social Network Expands to the Web

Thursday August 24, 2023 10:59 am PDT by
Meta-owned Twitter competitor Threads is finally getting a highly requested feature -- web access. The Threads social network can be accessed on the desktop and mobile devices using any web browser. Since its July debut, Threads has only been available on mobile devices through dedicated apps. At launch, Threads was very barebones, with Meta working to add new functionality on a regular...
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Threads Begins Adding Reposts to Its 'Following' Feed

Friday August 18, 2023 4:47 am PDT by
Meta on Thursday announced it is adding reposts to the reverse-chronological Following feed in its Threads app, a decision the company said was made based on user feedback. The addition was announced in a Threads post by Instagram head Adam Mosseri, who also revealed that a reposts tab was being rolled out to profile pages, allowing users to more easily view all the threads they have...
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Threads Begins Rolling Out Chronological 'Following' Tab

Tuesday July 25, 2023 10:15 am PDT by
Meta today started rolling out a highly-requested "Following" tab in its Threads app, allowing users to view posts from accounts they follow in reverse-chronological order. The app continues to show algorithmically recommended posts under the "For you" tab. The addition of a "Following" tab brings Threads more in line with its rival Twitter, and it will make the app more useful for keeping...
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Threads Social Network Gets First Major Update

Tuesday July 18, 2023 12:33 pm PDT by
The Threads social network from Meta today received its first significant update that introduces a range of new features that improve the functionality of the social network. Updates include a tab for seeing who follows you so you can follow them back, an option to subscribe to unfollowed users, improvements to activity feed loading times, and translation option to translate posts that are in a...
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Twitter Accuses Meta of Poaching Employees to Build Threads

Thursday July 6, 2023 2:40 pm PDT by
Twitter appears to be unhappy with the runaway success of Threads, Meta's Twitter alternative that launched last night. Threads has amassed more than 30 million users in under 24 hours, making it the biggest threat to Twitter to date. According to Semafor, Twitter lawyer Alex Spiro yesterday sent Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg a letter [PDF] accusing Meta of "systemic, willful, and unlawful...
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Want to Delete Your Threads Profile? Then Delete Your Instagram Account, Says Meta

Thursday July 6, 2023 4:43 am PDT by
Threads, Meta's alternative to Twitter, has officially launched. But users thinking of installing the social media app just to check it out should be aware that you can't delete your Threads profile without also deleting your Instagram account. Meta describes Threads as "Instagram's text-based conversation app," and there's purpose in that precise phrasing. It doesn't just mean that your...
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Meta's Twitter Alternative 'Threads' Now Available

Wednesday July 5, 2023 5:11 pm PDT by
Meta today officially launched Threads, the new social media app that it has been working on as an alternative to Twitter. Threads was meant to launch on Thursday, but the company pushed it live early due to the excitement surrounding its debut. Threads is described as "Instagram's text-based conversation app," and it is unmistakable as a Twitter clone. With the app, users can post "Threads" ...