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Chats will now allow you to search for messages


Instagram’s Threads is rolling out the ability to search posts more broadly. In a post on the platform, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, says the feature is rolling out to “most” English and Spanish speaking countries with more coming soon.

In a statement to The edge, Seine Kim, a spokesperson for Meta, confirmed that the feature will be available in the United States and the United Kingdom, and that it will also be deployed on the platform’s web application. Threads began testing the feature in Australia and New Zealand in August, which lets you search the platform’s posts based on a specific keyword. Previously, Threads only allowed you to search among users.

By clicking on the “Search” option, you will be able to scroll through related publications.
Screenshot by Emma Roth/The Verge

The feature is already available to some users, like some of us here at The edge see the feature on Threads after app update. When you search, the app will always show lists of users related to your search term. However, by selecting the “Search” option at the very top, you will be able to scroll through posts containing that keyword. You can see what the feature looks like in the screenshot embedded above, and it looks like it will make it much easier to discover new messages and users on the app.