Threads Brings Keyword Search Feature To More Countries Like India


Last Updated: September 09, 2023, 08:30 IST

Threads is getting new features even though its userbase are fallen

Threads is getting new features even though its userbase are fallen

Instagram Threads had a massive jumpstart during its early days but gradually users lost interest because of its limited access and reach.

Meta continues to focus on Threads, its X rival and this week it has rolled out “keyword search” feature to more countries, including India. The option is available on both mobile and web. Meta started testing the feature with Australia and New Zealand recently.

Along with India, the company rolled out the feature in Argentina, Mexico, the UK, and the US.

“Today, we’ll start rolling out keyword search in English and Spanish, in countries where most people post in those languages — such as Argentina, India, Mexico, the UK, and the US — on both mobile and web,” Meta said in a blogpost.

Meta also said that it is “working on bringing the feature to other languages and countries as soon as we can”. Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg also shared the development in a Threads post.

“Rolling out to most English and Spanish-speaking countries today. More to come soon,” he said.

However, Threads has been in steady decline after peaking at around 50,000 daily active users globally on Android devices in early July and now stands at around 10 million.

According to the digital intelligence platform Similarweb, the numbers are less than a tenth of Twitter’s usership. Over 10 million people joined the social media app within seven hours of its July 5 launch, according to Zuckerberg.

Threads became the most downloaded non-game app on its first day in a decade, as per the market intelligence data provider Sensor Tower, and surpassed 100 million users.

The report also mentioned that the users on Threads spend just 2.4 minutes a day on the app, down over 80 per cent from its early July peak.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – IANS)


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