The latest experimental Threads features let you save drafts and take photos in-app

The latest experimental Threads features let you save drafts and take photos in-app

Meta is currently testing a couple of capabilities for Threads, which Instagram head Adam Mosseri describes as some of the “most requested” features for the social network. One of these experimental features is the ability to save drafts. Users will be easily able to save a post they’ve typed as a draft that they can edit and publish later by swiping down on their mobile device’s display. When there’s a draft saved, the app’s menu at the bottom of the screen highlights the post icon. At the moment, though, they can only save one draft, and it’s unclear if Meta has plans to give users the ability to save more. 

In addition to drafts, Meta is also testing an in-app camera. It opens the mobile phone’s camera from within Threads itself, so that users can more easily share photos and videos from their phone. Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg made a post on the service with a photo he says was taken with the new in-app camera the company is testing. 

Meta told us that these are initial tests for the experimental features, which means they could undergo a lot of changes before they get a wide release, and are only available for a small number of people. Over the past month, Meta also started testing a bookmarking feature for Threads that allows users to save posts they can refer to later. The company is experimenting with its version of trending topics on Threads, as well, along with the ability to make cross-posts between Threads and Facebook. 

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