December 7, 2023

The nice Zuck has spoken. There are new options for Threads at the moment!

If you happen to’ve been on Threads recently, you’ve probably come throughout folks screaming for brand spanking new options. From boosting information to lists or DMs, the customers on the platform have been longing for a brand new characteristic launch that features one thing they personally (and desperately in some instances) wish to have. Right now, we’re getting two new options that may make a minimum of a few of these customers blissful.

In a publish on the platform, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced that beginning at the moment, customers will now be capable to edit a Thread or file a voice message as a Thread. The characteristic seems to be rolling out instantly with some customers already being able to edit a publish.

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Parker Ortolani from Vox was capable of get fast entry to the edit perform which, in keeping with Ortolani, permits you to edit a posted Thread for 5 minutes after you publish it. So as to get to the Edit button, you’ll must faucet the three-button ellipses on the prime proper of your publish and, on the prime of the record, see the Edit button in addition to the timer that exhibits you the way lengthy you could have left to edit your publish.

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I personally acquired entry to the Edit perform and may affirm that, in the event you do make an edit to a publish throughout the five-minute time restrict, there is no such thing as a solution to see the earlier variations of the publish earlier than it was edited. This opens up a priority for customers who might publish one thing nefarious after which shortly change it and act like they by no means stated it.

In an announcement to The Verge, Meta spokesperson Christine Pai simply confirmed that the corporate presently isn’t planning so as to add edit historical past to posts that use the edit button. Hopefully, Meta will add the power to see the model historical past sooner or later.

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I haven’t seen voice posts pop up simply but, so we’ll must see how these work (and if transcription is supported at launch). The corporate has shared what that have will appear to be with a screenshot, nevertheless. It does seem that, along with the voice message itself, the message might be transcribed into textual content as effectively:

Nevertheless, it’s notable that enhancing a publish on Threads is a free characteristic. Compared, X (previously generally known as Twitter) prices customers for the privilege of enhancing a publish on the platform. We’ll must see if X responds and adjustments this coverage.

Within the meantime, get pleasure from enhancing these typos!

October 12, 2023 at 2:31 PM EST: Up to date with screenshots of the Edit and Voice Thread options supplied by Threads.

October 12, 2023 at 4:59 PM EST: Up to date with assertion from Meta that it has no plans so as to add edit historical past.