Meta is testing a much-anticipated feature for Threads, the compact microblogging application. The biggest social networking platform is aiming to make it possible to text-search for posts. Threads didn’t arrive with several essential and expected features. Users are unfortunately restricted to account searches only. But it appears that will soon change, which means there will be more options to find posts.
An incomplete app with immense potential
One week was all it took for Threads to reach 100 million users. However, in the weeks that have subsequently passed, engagement has decreased, and there are currently an estimated 8 million DAUs. The company has been working to boost Threads engagement, which has decreased since the initial frenzy. Threads, Meta’s competitor on Twitter (or X), is currently limited in many ways. For instance, on Threads, users are unable to DM or update the alt text. Although hashtags are legally allowed in a Threads post, they are meaningless because they cannot be clicked on. There is no hot topic area on Threads.
But over the past few weeks, the business has quickly introduced some of the most in-demand services. Meta added a page where you may view likes and the following feeds, making the app remarkably user-friendly. A web version of Threads was just recently made available to users due to tremendous interest. By doing this, Meta gave users the option to post from a device other than their phone. It will be interesting to see if the web version of Threads and having real, helpful searches can stop the decreasing trend of Threads.
They also added the repost tab.
Users can only currently search for usernames on Threads. The business is aiming to provide full text-search, though. In Australia and New Zealand, it has already begun testing this feature. It also has larger expansion ambitions in the works for additional English-speaking nations. When it will occur, though, is yet unknown. Users might not soon be able to utilize complex search capabilities or filters because this is an early version of the search engine. It’s noteworthy that Mastodon has begun rolling out a new version of the pop-up search bar search with easily accessible filters to hunt for posts with media or look for topics within a certain time window.