Threads Unveils TweetDeck-Like Layout and Multi-Column Feature for Desktop Users image

Threads Unveils TweetDeck-Like Layout and Multi-Column Feature for Desktop Users

Instagram's Threads Receives TweetDeck-Inspired Interface and Multiple Feed Columns for Desktop Site

Threads, Instagram's answer to the microblogging sphere rivaling X (previously known as Twitter), introduced a fresh layout reminiscent of TweetDeck along with additional functionalities for desktop clientele on Thursday (May 30). This enhancement enables desktop users to secure columns to their main display, an update that first came to the forefront on May 16 following an announcement from Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg about the onset of its testing phase. As of now, the global user base has access to this upgrade, revealed by Instagram chief Adam Mosseri.

Threads Receives a Makeover with a TweetDeck-Inspired Configuration

In an announcement via Threads, Mosseri disclosed that the rollout of the novel Threads interface has commenced, encouraging users to "fine-tune and individualize" their viewing experience. Mosseri expressed excitement over future proposals to enhance the site's sharing capabilities, urging the community for feedback. This update introduces a customizable multi-column display for the desktop, mirroring TweetDeck (currently known as X Pro), by allowing users to anchor various feeds like the Following and For You feeds, alongside recent alerts and bookmarks, on their main display.

Users can implement this feature using a pin symbol located at the lower section of the left-hand panel, above the More selection. Likewise, users retain the option to maintain a singular feed layout. Gadgets 360 confirmed the integration of this multi-column arrangement, transitioning from the prior single-feed setup.

Moreover, Threads is enhancing user experience by rolling out instantaneous feed updates, eliminating the need for manual page refreshes to view new content. This function is accessible via an auto-refresh toggle situated within the three-dot menu at the top-right corner of a feed.

Expanding Connectivity on Threads

The platform is purportedly exploring a feature enabling users to share images from Instagram directly onto Threads. It is anticipated that this function will not be activated by default, requiring user activation for utilization.

According to speculation, the act of sharing an image from Instagram might conveniently apply the original caption as the Threads post's text. However, this potential has yet to be activated for the Gadgets 360 team.