Instagram and Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg launched a new microblogging app Threads on July 5 at 11.30 pm. More than 50 lakh people downloaded this app in just 2 hours. After 24 hours the number of people who downloaded it increased to 10 million and in 3 days it increased to 50 million. Now social media users are calling threads as Twitter killers.
Threads is a microblogging site just like Facebook, Twitter. This site has been developed by the team of Instagram. It has been launched in more than 100 countries including India. You can publish posts of 500 characters on this app.
Also, links, photos and videos up to 5 minutes long can be shared. The team developing this app claims that Threads users can build their loyal following by sharing ideas and opinions.
Threads are easier to use than Twitter. Instagram users can easily create threads account through one click. Whereas on Twitter you have to update mobile number, email id etc.
Users have to pay for many features on Twitter, while the Threads app is currently completely free.
All the followers you have on Instagram are also on all the followers threads. Whereas on Twitter you have to create a new following base.
From posts, comments to many other features of Twitter keep changing everyday. Users annoyed by frequent changes in these features have got a better option.
Threads is currently completely ad free, while Twitter is not ad free at the moment. In such a situation, threads are the best medium for the users to express themselves.
How can one use Threads app in his mobile?
IOS and Android users will have to go to App Store or Play Store and write Threads an instagram.
After downloading this app, you can login through your Instagram account or its ID and password.
Threads can directly import Instagram bio and profile images to update the profile.
People who follow you on Instagram will automatically become your followers as soon as they download Threads.
What is decentralized support that allows Threads users to have a platform bigger than Twitter?
Decentralized support is a kind of protocol for social media platforms. Social media platform ‘Mastodon’ is already using this protocol. Because of this protocol, users may have an account on Threads, but they can use other social media platforms through this account.
With this, users get a chance to reach more and more people and keep their point. Through this, the users of one social media platform are connected to the users of all those social media platforms, which are connected to the Decentralized Support Protocol.
Do you have to pay for writing and reading posts on threads like Twitter?
Twitter has made a big update last month regarding writing and reading posts of users. According to this, normal Twitter users can read 600 tweets for free every day. One has to pay for reading more tweets than this. Twitter users with blue ticks can read more than 6,000 posts every day. At the same time, users will not have to pay separately for writing and reading posts on Mark Zuckerberg’s Threads app.
How is Threads different from Twitter in terms of followers feed, edit and search features?
You can also read posts from people you don’t follow on Twitter. In threads, users can only read posts on the home page of the people they follow.
Edit button: Twitter has the option to edit your posts, while threads do not have this feature.
Search: Twitter users can search for accounts, words, and hashtags, while threads can only be searched for words and hashtags.
How safe is using threads in terms of privacy?
Microblogging App Threads Google Play Store download link – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.barcelona&hl=en_US&pli=1
Microblogging App Threads Apple iOS download link – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/threads-an-instagram-app/id6446901002
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