I just got a notification from Instagram saying my friend posted on Threads for the first time, and of course, I had to rush to the Internet to find out what this is. Now that I’m well-informed let’s unpack it.
The birth of Threads might just be a way for Mark Zuckerberg to tell Elon Musk he’s capable of doing what he can’t achieve with Twitter. We know these two buttheads and Threads being introduced when Twitter is undergoing its temporary tweet restrictions might run Twitter out of business.
Threads is in association with Instagram made by Meta the company that runs both Instagram and Facebook, owned by Mark Zuckerberg. It launched on Wednesday and Zuckerberg said in a post made on his Threads account that the app had over 10 million sign-ups within 7 hours of its launch.
The App Threads is very similar to Twitter; users can have public and real-time conversations and post pictures and videos, but unlike Twitter, where users can directly message users, Threads doesn’t offer that feature yet. Instagram promises to include features its users want on the app if requested.
You can get this app on Apple Apps Store and Google Play Store for free and to sign-up you must have an Instagram account because your handle will also be the same on the Threads app. When you get the app, you can import your friends list from Instagram on there if you choose to. You have the option of making your profile public or private. In addition to that, verified accounts will still be verified on the app, which makes total sense.
Before I get out of your hair, let me also inform you that you cannot delete your Threads account once you’ve logged in, your Instagram account will also be deleted if you do so.
Now the question is, will Threads take over Twitter? we’ll have to give it time and find out, but it has the potential to.