Meta has set out new plans for the rising and upcoming application that has drawn the attention of many people.
Threads is looking into adding an alternative home feed, of only posts, in chronological order, from the people each individual user follows, according to Instagram boss Adam Mosseri.
But a planned system to make Threads compatible with some other apps, such as Mastodon, has met with resistance.
There is also no search function. When it announced the app’s launch, the company said it would add a “more robust search function” along with improvements to the selection of recommended posts. And the only way currently to fully delete a Threads profile is to delete the associated Instagram account, which many users would be reluctant to, another issue the company is looking to fix.
Threads went live on Apple and Android app stores in 100 countries, including the UK, last Wednesday. It hasn’t all been plain sailing for Threads though – it is not available in mainland Europe yet because of uncertainty over whether it complies with EU data privacy legislation.
Threads has capitalised on being linked to Instagram which has more than one billion users.
People who sign up to Threads will display a link to their profile in the app in their Instagram profile but there is an option to hide this.
In order to sign up for Threads, users must have an Instagram account.
It is not possible to delete your Threads profile without deleting the associated Instagram profile.