Threads app Instagram: 30M join Meta's Twitter rival

Updated on July 6, 22:36

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Threads app Instagram: 30M join Meta's Twitter rival

30 Million Signups of Threads by Instagram

He presented the app as a "welcoming" alternative to Twitter, which was acquired by Elon Musk in October.


Specialists suggest that Threads app may appeal to dissatisfied Twitter users due to recent platform modifications.

However, Twitter's CEO, Linda Yaccarino, stated that while Twitter is frequently copied, its community can never be replicated.

Threads enables users to share posts of up to 500 characters and offers various features similar to Twitter.

Previously, Mr. Zuckerberg emphasized that maintaining a "friendly" atmosphere would be crucial for the platform's success.

In response, Mr. Musk expressed, "I'd rather endure criticism from strangers on Twitter than indulge in the false happiness of hide-the-pain Instagram."

When asked if Threads could surpass Twitter, Mr. Zuckerberg stated, "It will take time, but I believe there should be a public conversations app with over 1 billion users. Twitter had the opportunity, but they haven't quite achieved it. Hopefully, we will."

The app's launch received positive feedback online, with one individual telling the BBC that Threads was a much-needed competitor to Twitter.

Critics have raised concerns about the potential data usage of the app. The Apple App Store suggests that it could collect various types of data, such as health, financial, and browsing information associated with users' identities.

Some users have also expressed worry that deleting their Threads profile requires deleting their associated Instagram profile. In response, Meta informed the BBC that currently, it is not possible to delete the Threads profile separately from the Instagram account, but they are actively working on resolving this issue. In the meantime, users have the option to deactivate their Threads profile without affecting their Instagram account.

According to Meta, deactivating the Threads profile will render it and all associated posts and interactions invisible. Users can manage their Threads data by accessing their Instagram settings, where they can download and delete it.

Threads is now available for download in more than 100 countries, including the UK, but it is not yet accessible in the EU due to regulatory concerns.

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