Can Meta's Threads take on Twitter?

Can Meta's Threads take on Twitter?
Mark Zuckerberg's Meta has launched a new social media app to try and take on Elon Musk's Twitter.

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Mark Zuckerberg's Meta has launched a new social media app to try and take on Elon Musk's Twitter.

Threads reached 10 million users in just 7 hours of its launch 📈

Today, Meta has launched the Threads app, which is a competitor to Twitter.

Here is quick information about the app:

▪️ The application is available to all countries of the world except Europe
▪️ There is no way to modify the content after it is published
▪️ There is no available way to know the accounts I follow
▪️ There is no web version of the website, only an app for Android and iOS
▪️ There is no way to display content from the accounts you follow only
▪️ There are no hashtags and there is no way to switch accounts within the app
▪️ If you linked your Threads account to an Instagram account, there is no way to delete your account except by deleting your Instagram account (a fast move to increase the number of subscribers continuously).

Known as Threads, the Instagram-linked microblogging service is being touted on the App Store as a place "where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’ll be trending tomorrow".

It is available to download on Android and iOS in over 100 countries, including the US and the UK. However, it's not available in the EU, which has more stringent data regulation. Meta said 10 million people signed up to Threads within seven hours of it going live.

The launch of Threads comes as Twitter imposes limits on the number of tweets people can see on the platform. Twitter is also putting certain products — including TweetDeck — and features behind a paywall.

What does Meta need to do in order to give Threads the best possible chance of succeeding? Share your thoughts by commenting on the posts below.

PREDICTION: I predicted clubhouse wouldn’t last, BeReal was a fad & I think Meta’s new Social Network that is launching tomorrow ‘Threads’ is going to be successful… They gave me early access, here's what you need to know:

Threads is very similar to Twitter... you can post any media type, you can like, reply, retweet, or quote retweet, but there are a few key changes that I think make a lot of difference. The key 5 factors I noticed when using threads are:

1) When you join the app it uses your existing Instagram Username and handle.

2) More importantly, when you join, it offers you the opportunity to click one button and follow everyone you follow on Instagram, on Threads. Critically this means that when you join threads, you're likely to have a proportion of the same followers you have on Instagram.

3) There is currently no "discovery page" or "trending topics" on threads - so the only way to find new content it to scroll thought the singular feed.

4) There is no way to search for content on the app (for now) this sounds like a limitation, but it's also going to create less cancel-culture, less of a mob mentality and less bandwagoning. I suspect search will be added soon, in a thoughtful way.

5) Critically, (and maybe the most overlooked feature in their pursuit of creating healthy / friendly conversation), is just like Instagram and Linkedin, but unlike Twitter, you can completely hide a reply. I.e if someone abuses, scams or trolls in your replies, you can remove it from view completely.

Remember, Instagram has 2.35 billion monthly active users that are about to be pushed to sign up to threads. Twitter has 400 million.

Threads launch comes at the perfect time - Twitter is in transition, it's advertising products have never been able to compete with Meta's, Elon is limiting the amount of tweets you can read and the site is feeling less "safe" for more and more people than ever.

Threads endeavour's to be the friendly / safe version of Twitter and if there were ever a time when people were looking for a new train to get on, it might just be now.

In the last 5-10 years I've never seen a move in the Social Networking space with more promise, than this. Let's see how it plays out!

Have you got any questions about Threads for me? Hit the 💡 reaction and then ask them in the comments and I'll answer as many as I can!

Today, we’re launching Threads.

A new global community focused on text updates and real-time public conversations.

Built by our amazing Instagram team, our vision is to take what Instagram does best and expand that to text, creating a new space to express thoughts and ideas.

We just went live in 100 countries on iOS and Android.

Very excited about this, and hope you'll try it out.

Update: 10 million sign-ups in the first seven hours. 🔥

You can quit Twitter in 2 days time…

… Here’s why

Meta’s Twitter rival app Threads now showing in the iOS App Store

And It’s launch date is set as July 6th

a lot of people are saying the same thing

why would anyone quit Twitter for a meta-owned app

my answer

People do crazy things when they’re desperate and have no viable alternatives.

Zuck tying Threads to Instagram  is smart

Most people view instagram far more positively than it’s bad older brother Facebook

And by tying threads to the Instagram’s 2+ billion user social graph to give new users a kickstart, addresses one of the biggest frustrations Twitter users are experiencing when trying to quit Twitter.. having to start from 0 some place new.

The fact Meta has closely copied twitter’s UX / UI is intentional and strategically smart.

Disgruntled Twitter users want to quit Twitter but not have to start from 0 somewhere else… and for their new home to feel familiar.

And the timing for the launch is

Elon has handed Zuck a gift with his rate limiting BS and paywalling tweetdeck.

My bags are being packed…

but I’ll leave a spare set of clothes here incase I don’t like the new place.

socialmedia #meta #instagram #twitter #elonmusk #threads

Instagram's latest app, Threads, is but a day old and already making a splash - reporting over 5 million users in its first hours. But what is it?

Threads is an app where you can share text updates and join public conversations. The format allows you to log in using your IG account and create posts of up to 500 characters long, which include links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes in length. It's being called a direct rival to Twitter.

Netflix is one the brands that have been quick to jump on the platform, with many more due to follow. Will you be joining Threads? How do you think you're going to use it?

Read more: Twitter has threatened to sue Meta Platforms over its new Threads platform, news website Semafor reported on Thursday, citing a letter sent to the Facebook parent's CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Twitter's lawyer Alex Spiro.

An attorney for Twitter has accused Meta of misusing the company's "trade secrets and other intellectual property" to create its Threads app, a rival to Twitter that the company says has drawn millions of sign-ups, Semafor reported Thursday.

Twitter sent Meta a cease-and-desist letter over the newly launched Threads app, sources tell ABC News.

Eight Things To Know About Twitter-like app, Threads

On Wednesday, American business magnate and owner of Facebook and Instagram, Mark Zuckerberg, launched a new Twitter-like app called Threads.

Instagram’s Threads app, which went live on Apple and Android app stores in 100 countries on Wednesday, will enable users to sign up straight from their Instagram accounts.

According to screenshots from the App Store listing, Threads will function like Twitter with text-based posts that can be liked, shared, and commented on.

The app is currently topping the chart as the most downloaded social networking app with over 100 million downloads within 24 hours, as announced by Zuckerberg.

The developer of the Instagram text-based conversation app describes it as an app “where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’ll be trending tomorrow.”

Here are 8 Things to know about Threads:

The Founder of the Threads App is businessman and tech mogul Mark Zuckerberg. He is known for co-founding the social media website Facebook and its parent company, Meta Platforms, of which he is the executive chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder

Threads will allow Users can post up to 500 characters on Threads, including links, photos, and videos running up to 5 minutes in length.

Users on Threads have the option of logging onto Threads using an active Instagram account, but they must be at least 12 years old to do so. (When people under the age of 16 or the age of 18 in some countries join Threads, their accounts by default have a secret profile.)

Threads will likely share the same features with Instagram, like having 125 caption characters, 150 characters for the bio, and 30 characters for the user name.

Users will be able to establish a loyal following of their own to share their thoughts, opinions, and creativity with the world, or follow and connect directly with their favorite creators and those who share their interests.

Threads might be subject to action constraints of 500 actions per day rather than reading limits.

According to a privacy statement provided on the app store, Threads may gather data from users linked to a wide range of categories, including health and fitness, finances, contact information, search history, and transactions, among others.

Instead of starting from scratch, Threads will directly import users' existing Instagram followers and the following list.

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