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Threads set to make debut on desktop platform

What To Know

  • Threads is on the brink of releasing a web version, a highly requested feature that could be just what Meta needs to win back its dwindling user base.
  • Just last week, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, shared on Threads that the company has been striving to launch the web version “in a week or two.
  • Introduced in July, Threads, a text-focused competitor to X, experienced a remarkable surge of 100 million sign-ups in its very first week, making it the fastest-growing app in history, even surpassing ChatGPT.
  • These include the ability to add custom alt-text to photos and videos, as well as a mention button that allows users to tag other accounts in their posts.

Threads is on the brink of releasing a web version, a highly requested feature that could be just what Meta needs to win back its dwindling user base.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the launch for the desktop version is set for “early this week.” However, these plans are not completely finalized and might change.

Just last week, Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, shared on Threads that the company has been striving to launch the web version “in a week or two.” Nonetheless, he pointed out that there’s still some work to be done.

Introduced in July, Threads, a text-focused competitor to X, experienced a remarkable surge of 100 million sign-ups in its very first week, making it the fastest-growing app in history, even surpassing ChatGPT.

Despite this rapid start, Threads encountered a swift decline in its active user base after the initial launch. Many users expressed the need for a more practical experience. In the words of Mashable’s Chris Taylor, “For those of us tied to our desktops, the absence of a web-based version rendered it completely unusable.”

Since its launch, Threads has been gradually introducing new features. When it was first introduced last month, crucial features were missing, such as editable alt-text and a chronological feed. In the current month alone, Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, utilized Threads to announce new enhancements to the app.

These include the ability to add custom alt-text to photos and videos, as well as a mention button that allows users to tag other accounts in their posts.

Zuckerberg also recently shared his plans for an upcoming web version, emphasizing that the community’s progress aligns with his vision of creating a “vibrant long term app.”

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