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How to Add Friends to Threads: Step by Step

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How to Add Friends to Threads: Step by Step

Key Points

  • Threads is Meta’s latest social media platform, allowing users to add friends and see what they are posting.
  • Users can pull their following list directly from Instagram to easily add friends on Threads.
  • Adding friends on Threads takes seven easy steps, including adding people from your Instagram followers list.
  • Followers are accounts that follow you, while following represents people you are following on Threads.
  • Users can unfollow friends on Threads by navigating to their profile and tapping “Unfollow.”

Threads is Meta’s latest social media platform, and new users are flocking to it. Once you signup, you will undoubtedly want to add friends to see what they are posting. The problem is that it can be difficult and time-consuming to search for all of your friends individually.

Fortunately, Threads remedied this problem by allowing users to pull their following list directly from Instagram. Additionally, you can also search for individuals and accounts and follow them only on the Threads app or remove people you follow on Instagram from Threads. Now, let’s add some friends on Threads!

How Does Adding Friends Work on Threads

Before we get into the steps of adding friends on Threads, it is worth looking at how Threads compares with other platforms. Firstly, Threads works very similarly to Twitter and Instagram when it comes to adding friends. You can follow anyone you want, but private accounts will need to approve your request before you can see their content.

This starkly contrasts with other platforms like Facebook, which requires one user to send a request and the other to accept the request for a mutual friendship. As with Instagram, on Threads, you can follow someone without them having to follow you back.

Add Friends to Threads

Adding friends on Threads takes seven easy steps. Whether you want to connect with old friends, or follow a local business, just locate a profile and click the “Follow” button. However, we will also cover a faster way to add lots of existing friends by pulling them from your Instagram account.

Step 1: Open Threads

The first thing you must do to add friends on Threads is to open the app. Threads is not yet officially available on PCs or web browsers, so you must use the Threads app on a mobile device.

Add friends on Threads
First, navigate to the black and white icon and open the Threads app.

Step 2: Click View Your Profile

Once you open the Threads app, you must navigate to your profile. Do this by clicking on the silhouette in the bottom right corner. Selecting your profile pulls up all of your previous posts and content that anyone visiting your profile would see.

Add friends on Threads
Click on the icon in the bottom right-hand corner to view your profile.

Step 3: Tap the Number of Followers

On the profile page, there is a number above the “Edit profile” button that displays the number of followers. These are all of the people who currently follow your account. Click on the number of followers to bring up the list of everyone who follows you. From this list, you can go ahead and add people who follow you.

Add friends on Threads
Click on the number of followers on the upper left-hand side to see a list of people who follow you.

Step 4: Go to the Following Tab

While following back is a good option to add friends on Threads, adding people you already follow on Instagram is a better way. Tap the “Following” tab at the top of the screen to display everyone you follow on Threads.

Add friends on Threads
Tap on the “Following” tab at the top of the screen to see everyone you follow.

Step 5: Select “See All”

Next, select “See all” at the top of the page. This will bring up a list of everyone you follow on Instagram. Since everyone’s Threads and Instagram accounts are connected, you can easily see and add anyone from your Instagram followers list.

Add friends Threads
Tap on “See all” at the top of the page for a list of everyone you follow on Instagram.

Step 6: Add Instagram Followers

Now that you have a full list of Instagram followers, choose who you would like to add on Threads. Simply tap the “Follow” button on the right-hand side of the screen to add the account as a friend on Threads. Alternatively, you can select the “Follow all” button at the bottom of the screen to automatically follow everyone on the list.

Keep in mind that the accounts listed are all of your Instagram followers. Not everyone listed will be signed up for Threads. However, when they do sign up, you will automatically start seeing the content they post.

Add friends on Threads
Tap “Follow” on the right-hand side of the page to add an account as a friend.

Step 7: Search for Other Friends on Threads

After adding friends that you already follow on Instagram, you may want to follow other accounts. In this situation, you can search for specific people and accounts and add them directly on Threads. Tap on the search icon at the bottom of Threads. Then, browse the list of recommended accounts, or type in the name of the account you are looking for. Once you’ve found the account, select the “Follow” button.

Add friends on Threads
Tap the search icon at the bottom of the screen to see a list of recommended accounts.

Followers vs. Following

A common question that comes up with sites that use followers, such as Threads, Twitter, and Instagram, is the difference between followers and following. A follower is an account that follows you, whereas following represents people you are following. For instance, increasing your followers means more people are following your account.

Deleting Friends on Threads

Sometimes you must unfollow a friend on Threads. Removing a follower is as easy as adding one. Navigate to that user’s profile and tap “Unfollow.” There is no easy way to unfollow accounts in bulk, but you can unfollow as many accounts as you wish. Remember that unfollowing someone on Threads means you cannot see their content, but they can still see yours if they follow you or your account is public.

Wrapping Up

Now that you know how to add friends on Threads, it is a good time to start posting. After adding followers, you are likely to start getting people following you back. Give them something to see by posting a photo or video. Don’t forget, you can also block people on Threads if you don’t want certain people to see your posted content.

Summary Table

StepInstructions
Step 1: Open ThreadsOpen the Threads app on a mobile device.
Step 2: Click View Your ProfileClick on the silhouette in the bottom right corner to navigate to your profile.
Step 3: Tap the Number of FollowersClick on the number of followers to bring up the list of everyone who follows you.
Step 4: Go to the Following TabTap the “Following” tab at the top of the screen to display everyone you follow on Threads.
Step 5: Select “See All”Select “See all” at the top of the page to bring up a list of everyone you follow on Instagram.
Step 6: Add Instagram FollowersChoose who you would like to add on Threads from your Instagram followers list and tap the “Follow” button.
Step 7: Search for Other Friends on ThreadsSearch for specific people and accounts and add them directly on Threads by tapping on the search icon at the bottom of Threads.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do friends transfer between Instagram and Threads?

Friends do not automatically transition between Instagram and Threads. However, Meta did make it very simple to add everyone you already follow on Instagram to Threads.

What happens if a private account doesn't approve your Follow request?

If a private account does not approve your follow request, then you will not be able to see their posts. Keep in mind that they will still be able to follow your account as long as it is set to public.

Do Threads followers have to follow you back?

No, Threads works like Instagram and Twitter, so you can follow anybody that interests you, but they do not have to follow you back.

What is the difference between personal and business accounts on Threads?

There is not much of a difference. Unlike other platforms such as Facebook, there is no real difference between personal and business accounts on Threads. The main difference is that business accounts are usually public since they want people to follow.

What is the easiest way to find someone on Threads?

The easiest way to find friends on Threads is by looking for their Instagram account name. You can search for the account, or you can browse through the people you follow on Instagram with the steps above.

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