Threads Just Became Tinder. Sort of.

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Threads is testing a Tinder-like swiping feature to train its algorithm.

With the feature currently rolling out to a small number of users, its interface is simple. Swipe right for posts you like, and swipe left for posts you don’t.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg describes the Threads swiping feature as “an easy way to let us know what you want to see more of on your feed.”

We don’t know precisely how this swiping trains the Threads algorithm. But presumably, it works in a similar way to TikTok’s “For You Page.” Users will train the algorithm with the type of posts they do and don’t want to see on their feeds.

Since Threads launched on July 5, 2023, numerous new features and updates have been added to the platform. The platform is trying to market itself as the new internet town square, filling the void left behind by Twitter becoming Elon Musk’s X.

These include the ability to bookmark posts, search tags, and view a desktop version of the app. Threads also recently rolled out its trending topic feature, as it inches closer and closer to being more like X — or at least, what Twitter used to be.

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