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Instagram Threads is finally here.
Instagram Threads is here


Threads seamlessly integrates with your Instagram account, allows sharing 500-character text updates, photos, and videos.

After months of rumours, leaks, and even a widely popular cage challenge between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, Threads, Meta’s rival to Twitter, has finally launched.  The eagerly awaited Threads app has made its official debut in the United States and the United Kingdom, arriving slightly ahead of schedule due to an unexpected acceleration of Meta’s countdown timer. Earlier today, the web version of Threads went live prematurely, giving users a glimpse of posts by influential figures such as Mark Zuckerberg and others.

To build anticipation, Meta took a personalized approach by sending out exclusive invites through Instagram, enticing users with the promise of a “text-based conversation app.” By simply searching for ‘Threads’ in the Instagram search bar, users were greeted with a distinctive red ticket, leading them to their own personal invitation. However, the app is now readily available for download on both the App Store and Google Play Store, eliminating the need for these exclusive invites.

The new platform is now also accessible to users via its desktop website, Threads.net, or by downloading the app, which is available for iOS and Android smartphones. (Try forcing the App Store to close and then relaunching it if you experience any iOS problems or receive an error message.)

How can you sign up instantly:

The new app uses your Instagram login and seamlessly integrated with your Instagram account. You get the chance to auto-follow the same accounts as the ones you do on Instagram, thus also building your followership by 2x when your followers join the Threads.

The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, spoke about the introduction of Threads and said, “Unquestionably, Twitter was the pioneer in this space. However, given the circumstances at the time, we believed there was an opportunity to create something that would be more inclusive and beneficial to the existing Instagram community.”

The head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, spoke about the introduction of Threads and said, “Unquestionably, Twitter was the pioneer in this space. However, given the circumstances at the time, we believed there was an opportunity to create something that would be more inclusive and beneficial to the existing Instagram community.”

Is Threads more like Instagram or Twitter?

Threads allows users to post text-based messages of up to 500 characters in length and upload images and videos that can last for a maximum of five minutes each. The app’s user interface is remarkably similar to Twitter’s, with a simple and minimalistic layout that includes buttons for like, commenting on, reposting, and sharing threads. Users may easily log in using their Instagram usernames and follow the same people they interact with on the sister platform because of the platform’s tight connectivity with Instagram.
Like Instagram, the primary feed on Threads showcases a combination of suggested content and posts from individuals you follow. Unlike Twitter, there doesn’t appear to be a feature that allows users to toggle between recommended content and exclusively following-based content. Nevertheless, Meta, the parent company of Instagram, can think of introducing this functionality in the future.

Meta is serious about Privacy

In order to enhance privacy measures, Meta has implemented some of Instagram’s privacy controls within Threads. This includes the ability to filter out specific words in replies, ensuring a more tailored and positive conversation experience. Furthermore, users have the option to restrict thread replies to different groups: everyone on the platform, individuals they follow, or solely those who are mentioned in the original post. These customizable settings provide users with greater control over their interactions on the platform.

At its initial release, Meta has decided not to include support for ActivityPub in Threads. ActivityPub, a decentralized social networking protocol utilized by platforms like Mastodon, would have facilitated the transfer of user information from Threads to other hosting services, among other functionalities.

Meta says. “Threads is Meta’s first app envisioned to be compatible with an open social networking protocol — we hope that by joining this fast-growing ecosystem of interoperable services, Threads will help people find their community, no matter what app they use.”

Threads launched when twitter was being hated.

The launch of Threads happens at a time when Twitter was busy torturing its users by introducing stricter limitations on user activities. These restrictions involve the reading paywall and a post limit, preventing unverified users from viewing more than 600 posts per day (or 300 posts for “new unverified” accounts). Additionally, Twitter briefly restricted logged-out users from accessing tweets on the platform, although this decision was subsequently reversed. Furthermore, Twitter has introduced a new version of TweetDeck that requires a verified subscription.

Threads will be launched in over 100 countries, including the United States, but it will not be initially available in the European Union. Mosseri, who currently resides in Europe, expressed this limitation in availability.

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