There Is A Possibility That Instagram Threads Will Launch On The Web Soon

Rithika Biswas
Rithika Biswas July 30, 2023
Updated 2023/07/30 at 6:43 AM

Instagram swept the globe by storm when it released Threads, its version of it on Twitter. Since its inception, the app has amassed over 100 million active users in an astonishingly short period of time. Meta has been upgrading the app with a host of important functions to keep the software fresh and feature-rich for its iOS customers. And now, the possibility of a web app appears to be on the horizon.

Instagram appears to be actively working on bringing an online version of the Threads app. Adam Mosseri, the Head of Instagram, commented to a user via an official Thread post saying the Instagram team is already fully engaged and working to add support for Threads on Mac and even Windows. Threads currently do not support a web version, not even on Mac, this has caused considerable anxiety. To provide some background, Threads user Jakemarsh pointed out that Meta has disabled access to the iOS version of the Threads program on Mac, compromising the whole basis of Apple Silicon-based Macs – the ability to run iPhone and iPad apps natively. This option, however, is available and enabled by default for developers.

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Threads developer Jessel said that they attempted to make it work internally but have yet to achieve a seamless experience. To top it all off, Jessel confirmed that bringing Threads to the web wasn’t a key priority and that the team is now focused on improving the iOS app. As a result, Threads Web may not be realised anytime soon. Nonetheless, we’re still seeing improvements for the Twitter replacement, the most recent of which is a Following tab. This feature allows you to view postings from individuals you follow in chronological order. This is not intended to be a replacement for the more generic Threads UI. However, Instagram is being deceptive with this new feature.

To enable the Following Tab for the first time, hit the Home button on the bottom toolbar or the Threads symbol at the top. Only then will your homepage be divided into two sections: For You & Following Tab. You’ll also have to do this every time you launch the app. It is currently being rolled out and should eventually reach everyone! Overall, we don’t know when, if ever, an online version of the Threads app will be released. In the meanwhile, we encourage you to make use of its iOS app and enjoy the latest feature updates, which are likely to improve your app experience. 

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