“Save Drafts and Snap Photos Instantly with Threads”

Threads, the Twitter-like app from Instagram, is rolling out the ability for users to save a draft and take photos within the app. The new features shape Threads into more of a competitor to X (formerly Twitter), which has had drafts and a camera shortcut for as long as we can remember. However, Threads only lets you save one draft at a time, whereas X lets you save multiple. Threads users can now start writing out a post that they may want to share later, and then swipe down to save it as a draft. The launch of the camera shortcut comes as app researcher Nima Owji indicated that X might be looking to adopt Threads’ carousel format for displaying images.

“Threads, the Twitter-like app from Instagram, is adding new features to make sharing on-the-go easier for users.”

Threads, the social media platform owned by Instagram, is bringing even more convenience to its users with two new features. Head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, announced today that the app now allows for draft-saving and photo-taking within the app itself. Mosseri states that the new features were implemented in order to enhance the ease of sharing spontaneous thoughts and ideas.

  • Save Drafts on the Fly
  • Camera Shortcut for Instant Sharing

These new features make Threads a stronger competitor to X (formerly known as Twitter), as drafts and camera shortcuts have been a staple on X for quite some time. However, Threads only allows for one draft to be saved at a time, while X offers the ability to save multiple. Threads users can now confidently start writing a post, knowing they can save it for later with just a quick swipe down.

“Capture and share your moments seamlessly with Threads’ new in-app camera feature.”

Taking pictures within the app has also become simpler with the new camera shortcut. By clicking on the camera icon in the composer, users can now easily snap a photo and choose to share it or retake it. This eliminates the need to use the device’s camera app and then attach the photo to a Threads post from the camera roll.

The launch of the camera shortcut coincides with recent speculation from app researcher Nima Owji about X potentially adopting Threads’ carousel format for displaying images. Currently, X displays images in a grid format, but this may change in the future.

“Threads continues to add new features in its ongoing battle against X.”

Since its launch in July 2023, Threads has been steadily rolling out new features to compete with X. Along with the new draft-saving and in-app camera features, the platform also offers the ability to bookmark posts, trending topics, and cross-posting from Facebook to Threads.

With these enhanced features, Threads is solidifying its position as a top contender in the social media world. As it continues to evolve, users can look forward to even more convenient and creative ways to share their moments. Stay tuned for more updates from Threads.

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