One of the more perplexing missing features of Meta’s Threads is the lack of an edit button.
When the X.com alternative launched in early July many commentators were not impressed with many missing features, but none were more noticeable than the missing edit function.
We have all been there, posting something and then realizing you have made a dumb typo which in all other social media platforms means invoking an edit/update.
But in Threads, your mistakes will remain there forever to embarrass you.
Meta immediately announced it was working on a fix, but as we creep into fall, we are still waiting.
But now there is hope that the wait is coming to a close as word creeps out that users will be able to edit soon within 5 minutes of posting.
Instagram Head Adam Mosseri is clear that developers are rushing to add features to Threads.
Some of the notable updates include direct messages between Threads users via Instagram DMs.
Users can easily find a history of items in Threads that they have liked.
And users can also mention other users in a function that emulates tags.
Most recently, Mosseri announced the ability to quickly switch between Threads accounts for those with multiple personas.
It is unusual for large software offerings like Threads to go public with a minimum viable product approach.
But that is clearly the strategy at play here as Zuckerberg and the team seek to gain a share of the text posting market from the fallout going on at X.com.
What remains to be seen is if users will hang around long enough to get the platform up to speed.