Threads Now Has A 'Following' Feed, 'Translations'

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced two new features on Threads: a “Following” feed and “Translations.” Since its launch at the start of this month, these have been the most requested features from users of the Twitter competitor app.

“Threads started rolling out an option for a chronological feed of only people you’re following and added translations too,” Zuckerberg posted on Tuesday, followed by a separate thread, “Ask and you shall receive.”

The following feed, which is one of the central aspects of the classic Twitter experience, can now be found on Threads by double tapping on the app’s home button.

Therefore, users now have two feed options. The For You feed is made up of a mix of posts from profiles a user follows as well as posts from accounts recommended by the algorithm. The new Following feed will only show users posts from the people they choose to follow in chronological order.

Zuckerberg also announced a Translations feature, which will translate Threads posts automatically based on the language they are written in and the language settings of the person viewing the post.

“If you see a thread in a different language, and your language is available as a translation, you can tap the translation button at the bottom right of the post or reply to see it,” Meta explained in an email.

In addition to these two highly requested features, Meta has launched new categories to sort users’ Activity feed so they can filter by Follows, Quotes and Reposts. There is also a Follow button on users’ followers list to make it easier to follow other accounts back, as well as the ability to see posts users have liked in their settings, and finally, an option for private accounts to batch “approve all” follow requests.

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