You can either instantly follow all the accounts you already follow on Instagram, or choose who to follow manually. If you follow someone who isn’t on Threads yet, they’ll appear as “pending” until they’ve joined.
If you want to engage with a user, click on their profile and open one of their threads. You will see four icons under the text. From left to right:
- Press the heart icon to “like” the thread.
- Click the dialog box icon to reply to the thread.
- Touch the reverse symbol icon to repost a thread to your feed with the option to add a quote.
- Hit the paper plane icon to add the thread to your Instagram story or post it to your Instagram feed. You can also press the “copy link” button to retrieve the URL and click the “share via…” buttons to send the thread through text, e-mail, AirDrop if you have an iPhone, and other social media platforms on your phone.
Users can also like, repost, and respond to individual responses with the same icons.