Threads is Working on a Post Saving Feature, Privacy Improvements and More

Threads has emerged as the top contender to take X/Twitter’s status as the biggest micro-blogging platform on the internet. It turns out that the Meta owned social media site is introducing a slew of new features to offer users a better experience than might have been the case otherwise.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the first of these features has already been rolled out. It gives users the ability to hide their like and share counts if they so choose, which might be useful because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up introducing a new layer of privacy.

H/T: Mattnavarra

Users can opt into this feature by default, or alternatively switch it on for each post that they choose. This might be a great way to keep control over who gets to see your metrics, and it follows Instagram’s lead after the platform rolled out a similar feature back in 2021.

Another feature that is reportedly in the works according to reverse engineer Alessandro Paluzzi involves post saving. This might be one thing that X has which Threads currently does not, and it has the potential to improve the user experience by allowing them to save any and all content that they want to circle back to at some point or another in the near to distant future.

Paluzzi also revealed another experiment that Threads is conducting pertaining to post dates. As of right now, any post that you see on Threads will show you the number of weeks that have passed since it was posted. However, the expert’s screenshots reveal that we might soon start to see the actual date of the post.

It will be interesting to see where things go from here on out, since Threads is clearly trying to up the ante and entice more users to switch over. This threatens to derail X’s already precarious position which has continually worsened after the controversial tenure of Elon Musk began following his acquisition of the company.

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