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How to Use Threads: A New App for Text Sharing

Threads is a new app that lets you text with your close friends in a more expressive, fun, and easy way. Threads works with Instagram and allows you to create a list of your close friends and send them text messages, photos, videos, and stories. You can also use Threads to update your status, which will show up on your friends’ screens as a small icon. In this guide, we will show you how to use Threads and make the most of its features.

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How to Download and Set Up Threads

To use Threads, you need to have an Instagram account and a list of close friends. If you don’t have an Instagram account, you can download the app from the App Store or Google Play and create one. If you don’t have a list of close friends, you can create one by going to your profile on Instagram, tapping the menu icon on the top right corner, and selecting “Close Friends”. You can add up to 200 people to your list.

To download Threads, go to the App Store or Google Play and search for “Threads from Instagram”. Tap “Get” or “Install” and wait for the app to download. Once the app is installed, open it and sign in with your Instagram account. You will see your close friends list on the app. You can also create a custom list of people you want to text with by tapping the “+” icon on the top right corner.

How to Send Messages with Threads

To send a message with Threads, tap on the name or photo of the person you want to text. You can also swipe left or right on the screen to switch between different conversations. You will see a camera screen where you can take a photo or video by tapping or holding the shutter button. You can also swipe up or down on the screen to access your camera roll or gallery. You can add stickers, emojis, filters, or text to your photo or video by tapping the icons on the bottom of the screen. To send your message, tap the arrow button on the bottom right corner.

You can also send a text message by tapping the “Aa” icon on the top right corner of the camera screen. You will see a keyboard where you can type your message. You can also add stickers, emojis, or themes to your message by tapping the icons on the bottom of the keyboard. To send your message, tap the arrow button on the bottom right corner.

How to Update Your Status with Threads

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To update your status with Threads, tap the “Status” icon on the bottom left corner of the app. You will see a list of suggested statuses that reflect your mood, activity, or location. You can choose one of them by tapping on it, or create your own by tapping the “+” icon on the top right corner. You can also add an emoji or a photo to your status by tapping the icons on the bottom of the screen. To update your status, tap “Share” on the top right corner.

Your status will appear on your friends’ screens as a small icon next to your name or photo. Your friends can also see your status by tapping on your name or photo in their conversations. Your status will automatically expire after 4 hours, or you can manually change it by tapping the “Status” icon again.

How to See Your Friends’ Status Updates and Stories with Threads

To see your friends’ status updates and stories with Threads, tap the “Home” icon on the bottom left corner of the app. You will see a feed of your friends’ status updates and stories. You can swipe left or right on the screen to scroll through them. You can also tap on any status update or story to see it in full screen. You can react to any status update or story by tapping and holding on it and choosing an emoji from the menu that pops up. You can also reply to any status update or story by tapping on it and typing your message.

How to Control Your Privacy Settings with Threads

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To control your privacy settings with Threads, tap the “Profile” icon on the bottom right corner of the app. You will see a menu where you can access various settings and options. To change who can see your messages and status updates, tap “Close Friends” or “Custom List”. You can add or remove people from your list by tapping the “+” or “-” icons next to their names.

To change how often you want to update your status, tap “Auto Status”. You can choose from three options: “Always On”, which will automatically update your status based on your location, battery level, network connection, and movement; “Only While On The Move”, which will only update your status when you are moving; or “Turned Off”, which will disable auto status altogether.

To change how long you want to keep your messages and stories, tap “Message Controls”. You can choose from three options: “Keep in Chat”, which will keep your messages and stories until you or your friend delete them; “24 Hours”, which will delete your messages and stories after 24 hours; or “After Viewing”, which will delete your messages and stories as soon as you or your friend view them.

To change how you want to receive notifications from Threads, tap “Notifications”. You can choose from three options: “All Notifications”, which will notify you of every message, status update, and story from your friends; “Priority Only”, which will only notify you of messages from your custom list; or “None”, which will mute all notifications from Threads.

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How to Get Help and Support with Threads

To get help and support with Threads, tap the “Profile” icon on the bottom right corner of the app. You will see a menu where you can access various settings and options. To report a problem, give feedback, or get help, tap “Help”. You will see a list of topics and questions that might answer your queries. You can also tap “Report a Problem” to send a report to the Threads team. You can also tap “Send Feedback” to share your suggestions or opinions about the app.

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Conclusion

We hope this guide has helped you understand how to use Threads and enjoy its features. Threads is a new way to text with your close friends that lets you share more of your life with them in a more expressive, fun, and easy way. Threads is now available for download on the App Store and Google Play. Download it today and start texting with your close friends!

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