Threads, the popular Instagram app with 100 million active users and 150 million downloads, has gained significant popularity since its launch. As an Instagram app, Threads requires users to have an Instagram account, making it easier for Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram, to migrate Instagram users to Threads without aggressive marketing efforts.
While Instagram and its parent companies have covered various aspects of social media, such as chat facilitation and short-form video content, they haven’t focused on a text-based platform. This is where Threads comes in, potentially becoming a rival for platforms like Twitter. In fact, users often find it challenging to differentiate between Threads and Twitter due to their similarities.
However, being a relatively new platform, Threads still has some pressing issues to tackle. One significant issue is when users skip following someone on Threads that they already followed on Instagram during the application’s launch. In this blog post, we will address this issue and provide a step-by-step guide on how to fix it.
Following Instagram Users on Threads
Following Instagram users on Threads who you already follow on Instagram is a straightforward process. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open the Threads application on your Android or iOS device.
- On the home page, tap on the profile icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen.
- You’ll be directed to your profile page. Look for the bio section and tap on the followers option.
- In the followers tab, tap on the “following” option at the top of the screen.
- Below the following tab, you’ll find a note that says, “XX following. See others you’re following on Instagram that you’re not following in Threads yet.” Tap on the “see all” option next to this note.
- A list of people you follow on Instagram but not on Threads will appear. At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see the “follow all” option. Tap on it to follow all the users you skipped.
If you prefer not to follow certain users, you can manually follow each user instead of using the “follow all” option. Simply tap on the “follow” option next to the username to follow specific pages.
Why Can’t I Find an Instagram User on Threads?
Although Threads is an Instagram app that requires an Instagram account to sign up, not all Instagram users are on Threads. Some content creators primarily focus on video content, which may make Threads irrelevant for them. Consequently, they may choose not to sign up with Threads, leading to their absence on the platform.
To find out if an Instagram user is on Threads or not, follow these steps:
- Go to Threads from your Android or iPhone device.
- Tap on the profile icon located at the bottom right corner of the screen to access your profile page.
- Look next to your profile picture and find the followers option. Tap on it.
- You’ll be directed to the followers tab. At the top menu, tap on the “pending” option to go to that tab.
- By following all Instagram pages on Threads, you can see a list of users who are on Instagram but not on Threads.
In conclusion, following Instagram users on Threads is a simple process that can be done directly within the app. However, it’s important to note that not all Instagram users are on Threads, as the platform caters to a different type of content compared to Instagram’s focus on video content.
By following the step-by-step guide provided in this article, you can easily follow everyone on Threads after skipping during the initial launch. Whether you choose to follow all users or manually select specific ones, Threads allows you to stay connected with your favorite content creators and adapt to the new platform seamlessly.
Remember, Threads is continually evolving, so it’s essential to stay up to date with the latest features and updates. Enjoy exploring the world of text-based content on Threads and make the most out of your social media experience.