Tips and Tricks to Use Threads

9 Best Tips and Tricks to Use Threads | Full Guide 2023

Threads - Facebook's Twitter rival is off to a flying start. Thread already has 5 million users within four hours of launch. While there are several Twitter clones in the market, Threads stands out among them due to its wide availability and excellent integration with meta products like Instagram. If you're on the threads train, learn the best tips and tricks to get the most out of it


If you've used Twitter before, you'll find yourself right at home with Threads. You can learn more about threads in our dedicated guide. Although threads haven't been featured since day one, it still offers plenty of add-ons to keep you hooked on the platform. Let's explore them.


There will be times when you're reading a message hours or even days after posting it to a channel where the conversation has already moved on. Starting a thread is a great way to attach a response to a previous post or answer someone's question without interrupting the current conversation. When doing this, remember to include a @mention, eg, @johnsmith, to notify that person of your reply to an old message.

9 Best Tips and Tricks to Use Threads | Full Guide


Best Tips and Tricks to Use Threads 

Many large teams have an organized announcement channel where internal teams can post periodic companywide updates. Because this is important information that everyone should see, such channels often have rules about who can post them and guidelines to limit conversation in the channel to avoid drowning out announcements.


Thread is perfect for this situation. Let's say someone on the HR team posts details about new health-care coverage. Employees can ask questions in a thread, and in turn, other announcements in the channel are easy to find and read.


Channels that organize automated messages from apps are usually full of Tweets or GitHub check-ins sent to your company account when someone updates the codebase. Most teams use these machine-generated channels to track output for later exploration. But with threads, you can attach a discussion directly to any system message without interrupting or cluttering the channel stream.


1. Mute unnecessary accounts

The Thread home menu shows trending updates from random accounts. If you are not fond of a particular account, use the steps below to mute them


Step 1: Open the home menu in Thread.


Step 2: Tap the three horizontal dots menu next to a thread and select Mute.


Repeat the same for all unnecessary accounts to trim your timeline for a better experience.


2. Keep your thread replies to restricted profiles

When you compose a new thread, anyone can reply to it. If spammers or bogus profiles are driving your thread experience with unnecessary replies, limit replies to profiles you follow or mentioned accounts.


Step 1: Launch the Threads app and tap the Compose button at the bottom center of the screen.


Step 2: Enter your thread and tap on 'Anyone can reply' below. Select the relevant option.


You can change privacy settings after posting a thread. Here's how.


Step 1: Find the thread you posted and tap the three horizontal dots menu next to it.


Step 2: Expand 'Who can reply' and limit replies to profiles you follow or mentioned accounts.


3. Follow accounts from Instagram

When you create an account on Thread, the app asks you to connect your Instagram ID and pull relevant information from it. You can easily find and follow the same accounts you follow on Instagram


Step 1: Open Thread and tap on your profile icon in the bottom-left corner. Tap the two bars in the top-right corner to open Settings.


Step 2: Select 'Follow and invite friends'. Tap on 'Follow accounts from Instagram'.


Step 3: You can follow your Instagram accounts in threads.


Even if these accounts are not yet in the thread, their profile will show as pending until they join.


4. Change your profile picture in the thread

When you sign up with an Instagram account in Threads, it uses your existing profile picture. You can set another display image in the thread as well.


Step 1: Open the thread and tap on your profile icon in the bottom-left corner..


Step 2: Select 'Edit Profile' and tap on your profile picture. Select 'New Profile Picture'.


Choose another photo from the phone gallery and use one of the built-in filters to edit it


5. Customize your notification experience

If your inbox is flooded with mentions, likes, reposts, and other alerts, it's time to change the notification settings on threads.


Step 1: Open Thread and tap on your profile icon in the bottom-left corner. Tap the two bars in the top-right corner to open Settings.


Step 2: Open Notifications and select Thread and Reply.


Step 3: You can turn off the notification section completely or limit it to people you follow.


Step 4: Go back to the previous menu and select 'Following and Followers'. Disable alerts for new followers, follow requests, account suggestions, and more.


6. Share your thread profile

You can go to your profile and tap on 'Share Profile' to send the account link. You can use Instagram handle to share thread profile.


Step 1: Open the Instagram app and tap on your profile icon in the bottom-left corner. Tap on the three horizontal lines at the top and open the thread.


Step 2: Check your thread profile and share with others.


7. Take a break on threads

Like other social media apps, Threads can be addictive at times. There is an option to set a reminder to take a break when you spend a certain amount of time on threads at a time


Step 1: Open Thread and tap on your profile icon in the bottom-left corner. Tap the two bars in the top-right corner to open Settings.


Step 2: Select the account and tap on 'Take a break'.


Step 3: Choose a relevant time.


8. Hide words and phrases

As a part of the privacy feature, you can hide certain words and phrases in threads to keep your timeline clean.


Step 1: Open Thread and tap on your profile icon in the bottom-left corner. Tap the globe icon in the upper left corner.


Step 2: Open the hidden words.


Step 3: Hide offensive words and phrases. You can also add custom words and phrases yourself.


9. Add a post to an Instagram story or feed

You can easily add a post to your Instagram story or feed. When you stumble upon an interesting thread, tap the Share icon and select Add to Story or Post to Feed.

You can use all story editing features, and filters and add the same to your Facebook stories.

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