In good news for Threads users, the Meta-owned micro-blogging platform has launched two new features on its platform. Meta CEO took to Threads and released the option to post GIFs, and polls. These features are currently available on the web.
Earlier, users had to use third-party keyboards or copy/pasting from other sources to post GIFs on the app, leading to inconsistent results. But the platform has introduced a built-in GIF button within the post creation window.
Located next to the image gallery button, this feature enables users to effortlessly access a searchable GIPHY library and select from a variety of GIFs for their posts.
“With polls, you can invite others to weigh in on the topics you care about. And it’s now easier to find and add the right GIF to express what you’re feeling,” Adam Mosseri, Instagram head, said.
Polls can have up to four choices and control who can respond to them. The poll will be open for 24 hours, and only those who participated in it will be able to view the results as they come in. The poll button will appear as three horizontal lines on the post-creation toolbar.
To post a GIF on Threads, update to the latest version of Threads. Now, open the app and tap on the post button, which is located at the bottom. Next, select the GIF option. Once you tap on GIF, it will open up the GIPHY library. Select a GIF. Lastly, post it on Threads.
To create a Poll on Threads, open the Threads app and click on the post button at the bottom. Now, Tap on the Polls icon, which is the last in the list of options you see while posting. Now, you can add a title and make poll options. Do note that you can make four poll options. Lastly, tap on post to publish the poll. It is important to note that the poll will be there for 24 hours.