How to cross-post your Threads posts to the fediverse

It looks like the fediverse is opening up. In late March, Meta’s Threads introduced a beta feature that allows users from the US, Canada, or Japan to cross-post and view likes from Mastodon and, presumably, other federated social networks.

If you’re a Threads user from one of these three countries and want to give this beta a try, it’s not difficult. You can do it from the mobile app or the web version:

The last screen warns you that:

And that’s it! A brief pop-up tells you “You are now sharing to the fediverse.”

So what does that all mean?

It means, according to Meta, that “your Threads profile can be followed by people using different servers on the fediverse, and eventually, you’ll be able to follow them from Threads.” If you’ve turned your sharing on and you select Fediverse sharing, you’ll be reminded of your user name and told that you can now connect and share with others in the fediverse.

And it’s working! At least at a basic level. I signed into my Mastodon account and did a search for my Threads profile — and found it.



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