Published On: Sat, Jul 3rd, 2021

Facebook is contrast a Twitter-like ‘threads’ underline on some open figures’ pages

Get your spool-of-yarn emojis prepared — threads competence be entrance to Facebook soon. Facebook has been speckled contrast a new underline that gives open total on Facebook a ability to emanate a new post that’s connected to a prior one on a associated subject. This underline ties a posts together some-more visually so fans can some-more simply follow updates over time. When a new post appears on followers’ News Feeds, it will be shown as being connected to a other posts in a thread.

Social media consultant Matt Navarra initial speckled this underline in action, and common several screenshots of how it looks. Reached for comment, Facebook reliable to TechCrunch it’s contrast a underline with a tiny organisation of “public figures” on Facebook for a time being. A open figure is a specific form of Facebook Page difficulty directed during high-profile people or anyone else who wants to settle a some-more open participation on Facebook.


Image Credits: Matt Navarra


Facebook explained these threaded posts will have a “View Post Thread” button, that lets supporters simply navigate to see all of a posts in a thread. When we daub on a button, you’ll be shown where we can see all a threaded posts connected together in one place.

Facebook was incompetent to endorse if or when a exam would hurl out some-more broadly to other open total on a height or if it would after enhance to other Page categories, like Businesses, or to Facebook Groups.

Threads are useful on sites like Twitter, where a impression extent creates it harder to have some-more nuanced conversations — that’s because we finish adult with those oh-so-beloved “notes app apology” posts on Twitter. (Now, Twitter promotes a Revue newsletter app when we write a thread). But on Facebook, your posts can be adult to precisely 63,206 characters prolonged (or, about 225 tweets).

Rather than moving longer posts, Facebook threads could be used for live explanation on an eventuality like an endowment show. Or, users could post updates to their existent posts in a thread, rather than updating a strange and creation a clunky “edited to add…” announcement. Given that Facebook is contrast this underline with open figures, maybe a dictated use is to make a pity of news some-more streamlined.

It’s no tip that Facebook has dealt with some misinformation issues in a past, so for reporters or supervision officials pity information about building news events, threads could yield useful context.

This contrast comes after Facebook announced a Bulletin newsletter appendage progressing this week.

Facebook’s newsletter height Bulletin is now live


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