Threads was missing a few features when it launched for the web back in August. One of those is the ability to quote other people’s post, which would be the equivalent of a retweet in a pre-X world. Now, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has announced that Meta has rolled out the ability to quote posts on desktop. All they need to do is click on the familiar repost icon at the bottom of a post, and then choose the option “Quote.” By doing so, they can repost someone else’s thread while adding commentary of their own.
In addition, Mosseri has announced that users can now follow the responses for a specific thread on mobile by turning on notifications for 24 hours. To do that, they only have to tap on the bell icon at the top-right corner of a post.
Meta released Threads from the start with a bunch of missing features, at an opportune time when X users were getting frustrated by the company’s attempts to make the service less useable for non-paying members. It’s only earlier this month, two months after the service went live, that Meta added the ability to search keywords and find content. Even so, this latest update shows Meta is working to add the features people want, which it frankly needs to do if it’s looking to get the users who’ve lost interest in the social network to come back.