(CTN News) – According to recent reports, a growing number of Threads users have the option to opt out of sharing their posts on Instagram and Facebook.
To do so, simply access the Privacy settings by tapping the two lines in the top right corner of the Threads app and toggle off the switches for suggesting posts on other apps.
It’s worth noting that Meta is slowly rolling out these features to users, as per The Verge’s report.
As reported by The Verge, both Instagram and Facebook have introduced a carousel labeled “For you on Threads” in recent months.
In response to user complaints, Threads announced in October that it was taking feedback into consideration and has since tested an opt-out switch that is currently being implemented. The purpose of this feature was to increase user engagement on Threads, which had initially experienced a decline in popularity.
However, the platform has since seen a resurgence, with approximately 100 million monthly users as stated by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg during an earnings call last month.
Elon Musk recently stated that X has “over half a billion monthly users,” although the current number falls short of that. Nevertheless, this serves as a significant indication of the success, despite its relatively young age of just over four months.
Furthermore, it is worth noting that there could be additional and more substantial updates on the horizon for the app.
Alessandro Paluzzi, a software engineer known for discovering features on Threads before their official release (such as the new cross-platform post-suggesting switches), shared a screenshot implying that Meta might be planning to extend access to the platform for users in the European Union.
The Verge reported that Meta has refrained from introducing Threads in Europe due to concerns regarding the handling of cross-platform data as governed by the Digital Markets Act in the region.