Threads adds easy profile switching to its mobile apps

Meta-owned Twitter rival Threads has finally added a way to switch between multiple accounts without logging out.

The social networking app announced Thursday that users can now exchange accounts in its mobile apps by long-pressing the profile icon in the bottom right. Users can tap on the “Add Profile” option after a long press to add a new profile.

This makes it easier for users to switch between work and personal profiles. Instagram boss Adam Mosseri hasn’t specified whether there is a limit to the number of accounts you can add to the profile switching feature.

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Threads is introducing a profile switching feature in its mobile apps Photo credit: Topics/Adam Mosseri

Interestingly, the profile feature of the text-based social networking app was announced on the same day Facebook allows people to have multiple personal profiles in the Blue app.

More than three months after its launch, Threads is chugging along by introducing new features. Testing began late last month Full-text search capabilities in New Zealand and Australia. Earlier this month, the company has introduced the search function worldwide.

In September, Threads also introduced features like enabling notifications for 24 hours for a specific post and the ability to do so Quoting articles on the Internet.

Threads’ competitors also deliver features in a competitive social media landscape. Earlier this week, Mastodon Introducing version 4.2 with improved search for profiles and posts, automatic quick action suggestions in the search box, a new web interface with better thread displays and article previews, and a new tab for privacy and reach settings.