Everything You Need to Know About Threads
Remarkably, it logged 5 million sign-ups in its first four hours of operation.
The app closely resembles Twitter visually, but has some differences. Twitter calls one of its features ‘retweets’ while Threads calls its own ‘reposts’ and same is for ‘tweets’ called ‘threads’ respectively.
Meta described Threads as a “new, separate space for real-time updates and public conversations”, aiming to “take what Instagram does best and expand that to text, creating a positive and creative space to express your ideas”.
Meta has rolled out Threads in more than 100 countries for iOS and Android, and people in those countries can download the app from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
How to Get Threads app and How it works?
According to Meta, it’s easy to get started with Threads: simply use your Instagram account which to log in. Your Instagram username and verification will carry over, with the option to customize your profile specifically for Threads.
Also, everyone who is under 16 (or under 18 in certain countries) will be defaulted into a private profile when they join Threads. You can choose to follow the same accounts you do on Instagram, and find more people who care about the same things you do. The core accessibility features available on Instagram today, such as screen reader support and AI-generated image descriptions, are also enabled on Threads.
Your feed on Threads includes threads posted by people you follow, and recommended content from new creators you haven’t discovered yet. Posts can be up to 500 characters long and include links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes in length. You can easily share a Threads post to your Instagram story, or share your post as a link on any other platform you choose.
“We built Threads with tools to enable positive, productive conversations. You can control who can mention you or reply to you within Threads. Like on Instagram, you can add hidden words to filter out replies to your threads that contain specific words. You can unfollow, block, restrict or report a profile on Threads by tapping the three-dot menu, and any accounts you’ve blocked on Instagram will automatically be blocked on Threads,” the company disclosed.