Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially announced the presence of 2 new main features on Threads social media, namely Edit and Voice Threads. Photo/Reuters/9to5mac
MENLO PARK – Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg officially announced the presence of 2 new main features on Threads social media. These two new features, Edit and Voice Threads, do not require paying like on the Twitter platform which has now changed its name to X.
Mark Zuckerberg said these two main new features give users the option to edit posts completely for free. “Launched Edit and Voice Threads. Enjoy!” wrote Zuckerberg in a post on Threads quoted by SINDOnews from the Daily Mail page, Sunday (15/10/2023).
This move makes Threads, which was only launched in July 2023, the closest competitor to replacing X (formerly Twitter). Moreover, on the X app, the option to edit posts is limited to users who pay £11/month in the UK or USD8/month in the US for Twitter Blue.
With this new feature, to edit a post in Threads, simply tap the three dots that appear in the top right corner of the post and tap ‘edit’. However, it’s important to note, this will only be an option within five minutes of posting.
After editing a post, Threads will add an icon next to the timestamp to indicate that the post has been edited. Meanwhile, the Voice Threads feature allows users to tell stories in a more interesting way.
“When you go to composer to write a new topic, you’ll have a new microphone icon there and can actually record voice notes to add a little texture to anything. it’s perfect for sharing,” said Adam Mosseri, CEO of Instagram in a video post on Instagram.
This new feature will transcribe those voice messages, so your followers can read or listen to your threads. These new features have been welcomed by Threads fans, with some calling it a game changer.
Replying to Mosseri, one user wrote: ‘Wow! I love those new features! Good job, @mosseri,’ while another said ‘nice addition!’
Meanwhile, replying to Zuckerberg, one user said: ‘I broke up with Twitter yesterday. Especially since Threads keeps getting better and better, why not. See you Felicia.’
Threads was released in July by Meta, which also owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. This app, which is closely related to the Instagram app, allows users to share text posts up to 500 characters long, as well as links, photos and five-minute videos.
Instagram is used for posting photos and video clips, but Threads is used for sharing text updates and joining public conversations. A person’s posts in Threads are listed on their profile page, just below their username, photo, and followers.