Meta is reportedly preparing to launch a web version of Threads, its direct competitor to Twitter. This development is expected to be unveiled early this week, according to reports from The Wall Street Journal.
Threads, which was introduced about six weeks ago as a basic imitation of Twitter, has seen rapid growth, amassing over 100 million users in a short span of time. The platform has also garnered attention from numerous celebrities and brands, further boosting its popularity.
Despite its swift rise, Threads had been lacking some key features, a gap that Meta has been gradually filling. Recently, the company introduced a follow feed and the ability to verify a link through a Mastodon profile. These additions hint at Meta’s potential commitment to integrating with the decentralized social network protocol, ActivityPub.
The upcoming web version of Threads is set to enhance the platform’s accessibility on PCs, addressing the current lack of a browser version. This move is expected to make Threads more user-friendly and broaden its reach.
In addition to the web version, Meta is also focusing on improving the search feature in Threads. Currently, the search function is limited to usernames only. However, Meta’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has emphasized the company’s ongoing efforts to enhance this feature. He had previously mentioned this improvement earlier in the month, with an aim for it to be ready in the “next few weeks.”
With these developments, Meta continues to demonstrate its commitment to enhancing user experience and expanding its presence in the social media landscape. As the company continues to innovate and adapt, users can look forward to more exciting updates from Threads in the near future.