Meta-owned social media platform Threads has introduced two exciting features for its Android and iOS users. Rolled out on 7 March, the new functionalities include the ability to save post drafts for later editing or posting and the convenience of capturing photos directly within the app, eliminating the need for redirection to the default camera app.

Instagram Head Adam Mosseri shared the news, expressing that after a successful testing phase, these features are now available to all users. In a post, Mosseri stated, “We’ve been testing the ability to save a draft and also to take photos within the Threads app – we’re now rolling both out to everyone. Hope these make it easier to share your ideas on the fly.”

The first feature, saving post drafts, offers users the flexibility to compose text, create polls, and attach various media files without the immediate need to post. This proves especially useful for making edits, confirming information, or preparing content in advance. Notably, Threads currently lacks a native post-scheduling feature, making this a valuable workaround for users looking to time their posts effectively. To utilise this feature, users can create a new post, add content, and either swipe down or tap the Cancel icon, followed by saving the draft for future use.

Accompanying the draft-saving functionality is the ability to capture photos directly within the Threads app. Previously, users were redirected to the default camera app for image capture, but now, with Threads’ integrated camera access, users can conveniently snap photos without leaving the app. Although the Threads camera interface offers basic functionalities compared to Instagram’s, there’s potential for future enhancements to provide users with a more feature-rich experience.

These additions follow Threads’ recent introduction of a post bookmarking feature, allowing users to easily save and revisit their favorite posts. With these continuous updates, Threads aims to enhance user convenience and streamline the sharing of ideas on the platform.