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  • Instagram's Threads app introduces new features allowing users to save drafts and capture photos directly within the app.
  • Users can now swipe down to save one draft at a time, streamlining the process of sharing ideas later.
  • Threads enhances its competitiveness with X, which has long provided draft saving and multiple draft capabilities.

Instagram's Threads app, much like Twitter, now enables users to save drafts and take photos directly within the app. Adam Mosseri, Instagram's head, introduced these updates to make sharing ideas on-the-go more convenient. 

With these enhancements, Threads is now a more formidable rival to X, which has long provided draft saving and a camera shortcut. However, Threads only allows for one draft to be saved at a time, whereas X permits multiple drafts. 

Users of Threads can now start drafting a post they want to share later and save it as a draft by swiping it down. To capture photos within the app, simply tap on the camera icon in the composer. 

After snapping a photo, you can opt to share it or take another one. This feature streamlines the process of instantly sharing photos without needing to use your device's camera app and then attaching it to a Threads post. 

Recently, app researcher Nima Owji hinted that X might adopt Threads' carousel format for image display. Currently, X showcases images in a grid format, but this could potentially change in the future. 

Since its launch in July 2023, Threads has been steadily introducing new features to compete with X. Some of the latest additions include a bookmarking feature, trending topics, and the ability to cross-post from Facebook to Threads.

Edited by Shruti Thapa