Changing Threads feed to accounts you follow

Changing Threads feed to accounts you follow

The Unveiling of Threads: A Party You May Not Recognize


So, you’ve signed up for Threads but have no idea who these people in your feed are? When it launched in early July, Meta’s answer to Elon Musk’s tempestuous Twitter/X gave the first impression of arriving at a party where you maybe recognize one or two friendly faces, but the rest is noise. Essentially, the feed didn’t have the option of showing a feed of only accounts you’ve followed — not the best start.

After Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri promised users the feature was “on the list” of features notably missing from the app, Threads finally rolled out a Following feed on July 26. “Ask and you shall receive,” CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted. That’s notably days after reports that Threads users had halved since launch.

Accessible only through Instagram, the standalone app requires you to log in through your Meta account. Once you’re signed up for Threads, you’re given the option to follow everyone you already followed on Instagram. However, our social media identities can be wildly different across platforms. So, the accounts you follow on Twitter might be very different from those you follow on Instagram.

The Transition to a More Familiar Feed

Now, Threads allows you to toggle between a “For you” feed and a “Following” feed. This update is a welcome change, ensuring that you can finally see content from accounts you actually follow. No more sifting through noise and unfamiliar faces. With the “Following” feed, you can stay updated with the people and accounts that matter the most to you.

But hold on! While using Threads, it’s important to keep in mind that if you want to delete the whole thing, Meta will also delete your Instagram account. Fair warning. And like all social media platforms, Threads is absolutely tracking you in a bunch of ways. Privacy concerns should always be considered.

Making Your Arrival on Threads Smoother

While you’re here, Mashable has some handy guides that might make your arrival on Threads a little smoother:

These guides will provide you with step-by-step instructions on various aspects of using Threads, ensuring that you can navigate the app with ease and make the most of your experience.

In conclusion, Threads may have had a bumpy start with its lack of a “Following” feed, leaving its users feeling lost in a sea of noise. However, Meta listened to the users’ feedback and delivered the update they were looking for. With the new “Following” feed, Threads transforms from a chaotic party to a familiar and enjoyable gathering of the accounts you love. So, don’t fret about those unfamiliar faces anymore. Embrace the improved Threads experience and make meaningful connections with the content that truly resonates with you.

Now, let’s dive into the guides and make your Threads journey a breeze.

How to sign up to Threads

To sign up for Threads, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the Threads app from your preferred app store.
  2. Open the app and log in using your Meta account.
  3. Grant the necessary permissions for the app to access your camera, microphone, and other features.
  4. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be given the option to follow everyone you already follow on Instagram.
  5. Explore the various features and settings of the app to customize your Threads experience.

By following these steps, you’ll be ready to immerse yourself in the world of Threads and connect with the accounts that matter to you.

How to pause notifications on Threads

If Threads notifications are becoming overwhelming, here’s how you can take a breather:

  1. Open the Threads app.
  2. Tap on your profile icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. Go to “Settings.”
  4. Scroll down and select “Notifications.”
  5. From here, you can adjust the notification preferences according to your needs.
  6. Toggle off the notifications you want to pause or modify.

By following these steps, you can regain control over your Threads notifications and ensure a more peaceful browsing experience.

How to hide Threads replies based on specific words

To hide replies on Threads that contain specific words, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Threads app.
  2. Find the reply that contains the specific word(s) you want to hide.
  3. Swipe left on the reply to reveal additional options.
  4. Tap on the “Hide” button.
  5. Threads will prompt you to confirm your decision to hide all replies containing that word.
  6. Confirm by tapping on “Hide.”

By hiding replies with specific words, you can curate your Threads feed to focus on the content that aligns with your interests and preferences.

How to unblock Threads from the EU

If you’re in the EU and need to unblock Threads, here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open your device’s settings.
  2. Go to “Apps” or “Application Manager.”
  3. Find the Threads app from the list of installed apps.
  4. Tap on Threads and select “Permissions.”
  5. Check if the app has permission to access the necessary features, such as your location or storage.
  6. Adjust the permissions to grant access if necessary.
  7. Restart the Threads app.

By following these steps, you can unblock Threads and regain access to its features while in the EU.

In summary, with the launch of Threads, Meta had some initial struggles in providing users with a personalized feed of accounts they actually follow. However, the recent addition of the “Following” feed has addressed this concern, allowing users to enjoy a more cohesive and engaging Threads experience. So, log in, explore the fascinating world of Threads, and connect with the content that brings you joy!