Threads has responded to user complaints by introducing a new privacy option, which allows users to disable the automatic sharing of Threads posts on Instagram and Facebook. Seeking to boost the popularity of its new platform Threads, Meta displayed suggested posts on other Meta-owned apps. This move triggered criticism from users, who were automatically enrolled in external sharing.
Threads is a text-sharing app designed by the Instagram team, offering users a dedicated space for engaging in public conversations. With Threads, users can log in using their Instagram accounts and enjoy real-time interactions on various topics. The app allows users to create profiles, customize settings, and connect with friends and creators who share their interests.
To get started with Threads, simply use your Instagram account to log in. Your username and verification will carry over, and you have the option to customize your profile exclusively for Threads.
Yes, Instagram users can cross-post Reels to Facebook. Meta continues to expand its Reels feature across social networks to compete with rival TikTok. Earlier this year, the Reels feature rolled out on Facebook. In addition to cross-posting, anyone with a Facebook account can create Reels using Stories they've already shared.
Instagram has restored its chronological feed. Users can select this sorting option after launching the app, which places the most recent posts first in line. Until 2016 this was the default setting, but since then an algorithmically ranked feed is displayed in the Home tab. The time-sorted feed must be selected every time the app is re-opened.
Sponsored posts pop up all the time when browsing an Instagram feed. These ads are targeted, which means some of them can be useful. All kinds of new products and services are offered alongside user content, however some of these ads are repetitive or not relevant. In these cases, skipping the ads altogether can make for a better experience. After all, who needs an interruption from a sponsored post every time you scroll down your Instagram feed?