June 13, 2024
Threads starts testing search feature in Australia and New Zealand


Last week, Threads launched one of the most anticipated features, a web version of the platform. Now, Meta is testing another highly demanded feature for the social network — the ability to search posts.

At the moment, users can only search for usernames on Threads. However, the company is working on bringing full-text search. It is already testing this feature in Australia and New Zealand and is planning for a wider rollout to other English-speaking countries.

“We are actively listening to the community’s feedback and working on more features to improve the search experience,” the company said in a statement.

This is what full-text search will look like on Threads. Image Credits: Threads

In a Threads post, Mark Zuckerberg said, “Get excited — search is coming to Threads.” Instagram head Adam Mosseri also chimed in and said the company is working to support more languages.

The company has been trying to increase engagement on Threads, which has dwindled after the initial excitement. In the last few weeks, the company has been rapidly rolling out some of the most sought-after features such as a following tab, a place to see your likes, a reposts tab, a web version and now a full-text search.

Because this is an early version of search we might not get advanced search features or filters anytime soon. Notably, Mastodon has started rolling out a new version of the pop-out search bar search with readily available filters to search for posts with media or look for a post within a specific time frame.

Image Credits: Screenshot from TechCrunch



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