The Instagram Threads app is a messaging app for your close friends. But unlike the usual chat apps, you can choose here the people on Instagram who should appear in the app. These people should be added to the list of close friends on Instagram. The idea of the application is to make conversations with your best friends faster.
Everything about a conversation is available directly in this app. You do not have to juggle different taps to start a discussion. We have already discussed in detail how to use the application. In this article, we'll help you make your conversations faster with these tips and tricks for the Threads by Instagram app.
Note: The tips work on both the Android and iOS versions of the Threads application.
1. Switch quickly between the camera and the home screen
The Threads application has two important screens: the camera and the home screen. To switch between them, Instagram has provided dedicated buttons. But when you are on one of these screens, you can quickly switch to the other by simply sliding down. The gesture is similar to the one you use to reload in Chrome or Snapchat, that is, you shoot up and down.
2. Use shortcuts to send photos and videos
The shortcuts available next to the capture button on the camera screen are not just for decoration purposes. Tap on them to capture a photo and send it directly to that person. Hold the profile picture of the person to start filming a video.
3. Delete the message with a gesture
If you do not like the captured photo or video, drag to the bottom of the screen to delete the captured media. You will see the delete icon when you scroll down the screen. Release the screen to discard it.
4. Send a message with a gesture
After capturing a photo or video, slide your finger on the captured file to send it to the other person. You can also use the send button.
5. Download the photo
Once you have made the required changes to your photo or video, you can save it to your device before sending it to the other person. To do this, tap the Download icon on the send screen.
6. Toggle the camera while recording a video
To record a video, you must hold down the camera button. To return the camera being recorded, you must use both hands. You can continue to record the video with one hand and use the other hand to flip the camera by double-tapping the screen.
7. Remove people from the screen application home
Instead of opening the application settings or the Instagram app to remove people from your list of close friends, you can do it directly from the screen of Home of this application. To do this, swipe directly into the thread of the person you want to delete. A pop-up will appear asking you to confirm. Tap Delete.
8. Open the camera for a close friend
If you are on the home screen of the application, slide left on the person's thread to open the camera directly to its place. You do not have to open the camera screen first, then touch the shortcut. This further reduces the time needed to send something to your close friends.
9. Change the viewing time
Similar to Instagram Direct, you can also change the time of the message display in this application. You can choose between See once, Replay and Stay in discussion. Select the option after capturing the photo.
10. Change the position of the capture button
It's not surprising that you can rearrange the shortcuts of your friends on the camera screen. But did you know that you can also change the position of the capture button or the icon of the camera?
To do this, follow these steps:
Step 1: On the Threads application's home screen, tap the three-bar icon, and then select Customize Camera.
2nd step: Similar to other shortcuts, hold and drag the default camera to the position where you want to keep it.
As you can see in the following screenshot, the capture button is now available in a different location.
11. Add a group as a shortcut
Besides adding individual contacts as shortcuts, you can even add Instagram group chats with your close friends as one of the shortcuts. To do this, first create a group with them. Then go to Customize Camera from Settings. Here, press the plus button next to the group.
12. Change the status of the home screen
Typically, the status feature introduced in the Threads application can be changed from the application settings. But you can also do it from the home screen of the application. Just tap your profile picture at the top center and select your status. You can also activate the automatic status function.
13. Start a video chat
In case you do not notice, you can also chat by video with your close friends with the help of this application. For this, open the person's discussion thread from the home screen of the application. Then press the video call icon at the top.
14. Change the theme of application
Everyone continues to ask for the dark mode. Instagram provided it in this app, along with other themes from the first version. You can choose between 5 themes in this app. Interestingly, when you change the theme on the iPhone, the application's icon is also changed.
To change the theme of the application, go to the application settings, and then tap Themes. Then select your favorite theme.
15. Delete the discussion thread
You can not directly delete a chat from the Threads application. You can remove the person from your list of close friends to hide his chat from the Threads application. Alternatively, you can remove the thread from the main Instagram application. This will also remove it from the Threads application.
Keep close friends closer
We hope that the tips and tricks above will enhance your experience on Threads application. This is a new application that is different from traditional chat applications. It would be interesting to see how Instagram will update this app in the future. Now that Instagram gives a particular preference to messages, we hope that they will soon let us send text from the desktop. Meanwhile, there are smart tips for using Instagram posts on the web.
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