Threads to add search, desktop version in next few weeks: Mark Zuckerberg
"Search and web coming in the next few weeks," Zuckerberg posted on Threads, saying he's "excited about the team's pace of shipping." "A good week for Threads. The community here is on the trajectory I expect to build a vibrant long term app. Lots of work ahead but excited about the team's pace of shipping. Search and web coming in the next few weeks," the Meta CEO said.
Meta's Threads fast losing steam, Zuckerberg not worried
Despite Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg claiming that "10s of millions of people come back daily" on Threads, the number of daily active users on Threads dropped for the second week down to 13 million, "a 70 per cent decline from a July 7 high point," reports The Wall Street Journal.
Threads for iOS update brings 'follows' tab, translations & more
In a post on Threads, Instagram software engineer Cameron Roth said: "New @threadsapp iOS updated dropped today! Check out what we've been hard at work cooking up." Other than the follows tab and translations, the new update provides users the ability to subscribe to unfollowed users and open the Instagram followers list on the app.
‘Twitter killer’ Meta Threads now under govt lens in US
“Threads raises serious, specific concerns because it has been marketed as a rival of Elon Musk’s Twitter, which has faced political persecution from the Biden Administration following Musk’s commitment to free speech,” Jordan wrote in the letter. Meta executives, however, have made it clear that they don’t want news and politics to dominate the conversation on Threads.
Daily use on Meta Threads drops by 50% amid new sign-up surge
According to Sensor Tower data, Threads platform’s number of daily active users were down about 20 per cent since its debut on July 5. Data from Similarweb showed a drop of more than 25 per cent in daily active users on Android phones globally. The usage time also decreased by more than 50 per cent, it showed.
Threads reaches 150 mn sign-ups despite usage drop
According to Data.ai, the app has surpassed more than 150 million downloads worldwide, within seven days after its launch. "It did so 5.5 times faster than the second-fastest to that point, Niantic’s Pokemon GO, which has held the largest app launch title since it debuted in July 2016," the report said.
Threads for iOS update brings iOS 17 support, bug fixes & more
Instagram software engineer Cameron Roth posted on Threads, "New @threadsapp iOS updated dropped today! Check out what we've been hard at work cooking up." According to Roth, the update includes the ability to use the app on iOS 17 without crashing, and expand pics on profiles.