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Threads is Getting a Web Version and a Search Function 'In the Next Few Weeks

Threads is Getting a Web Version and a Search Function 'In the Next Few Weeks


Threads, a text-based social networking platform, is set to receive significant updates in the form of a web version and a search function. Meta's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, announced on the app that these features will be rolled out in the next few weeks. With the addition of a web version, users will be able to access Threads on their desktops, while the search function promises to enhance the platform's discoverability and user experience.

Current State:

Currently, users can view Threads posts on desktops, but functionality is limited. Clicking on reply, repost, like, and send buttons redirects users to a QR code linking to the app, reducing desktop functionality. The search function also has its limitations, as it can only surface other accounts and cannot be used to search for specific posts.

Timely Release:

Meta launched Threads at an opportune time, capitalizing on a situation where users of another platform, formerly known as Twitter, were facing significant changes. The launch coincided with the restriction of the number of posts users can view on the website/app due to "extreme levels of data scraping [and] system manipulation." Non-paying users were most impacted, with an initial limit of 600 posts per day.

Popularity and Challenges:

Threads gained rapid popularity, attracting millions of users within a week of its release. However, Meta released Threads without several features commonly expected on social networks. The company's leaders promised ongoing development, and in recent weeks, they have introduced features like a chronological feed and built-in translations. Despite the initial blockbuster engagement, Threads' user activity declined. Nevertheless, the upcoming features could entice early adopters to explore the platform further and become more active users.


The introduction of a web version and an improved search function represents a significant step forward for Threads. These updates are expected to make the platform more accessible and user-friendly, providing users with additional options for engagement. As Threads continues to evolve and cater to user demands, it will be interesting to see how these new features impact user adoption and interaction in the coming weeks.


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