Meta Officially Launches Twitter Rival Threads – 10 Million Already Joined
Meta Officially Launches Twitter Rival Threads Over the past several years; Facebook has tried to compete with Twitter, including emulating some of Twitter’s most recognizable features, such as hashtags and trending topics.
But now, Facebook’s parent company is engaging in what could be its most direct attack against Twitter to date.
The new software, which is named Threads and was officially released by Meta on Wednesday, is designed to provide a space on the internet for people to have discussions in real-time, which has been one of Twitter’s primary selling points for a long time.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, stated on his verified Threads account that the app saw 10 million sign-ups in just seven hours after making it available to the public.
From the design to the product description, the software shares many similarities with Twitter. The listing debuted earlier this week as a teaser, emphasizing the opportunity to establish a following and connect with people who share similar interests.
“The vision for Threads is to create an option and friendly public space for conversation,” Zuckerberg stated in a post on Threads following the debut of the new feature.
“The vision for Threads is to create an option and friendly public space for conversation.” “We hope to take what Instagram does best and create a new experience centered around text, ideas, and discussing what’s on your mind.”
In addition, he reacted to the posts and offered his opinion on whether Threads will ever surpass Twitter in size.
“It will take some time, but I believe there ought to be a public chat app with more than one billion people on it. In his Threads post, Zuckerberg stated, “Twitter has had the opportunity to do this but hasn’t nailed it.” “Let’s keep our fingers crossed.”
|Name||Instagram Threads App|
|Launch Date||6th July 2023|
|Launch time||10 AM|
|QR code that connects||threads.net|
The listing for the app touts it as a location where communities may congregate to talk about everything from the topics that are trending right now to the issues that are important to them.
It says, “Whatever it is you’re interested in, you can follow and connect directly with your favorite creators and others who love the same things — or build a loyal following of your own to share your ideas, opinions, and creativity with the world,” and this is what it says: “Build a loyal following of your own to share your ideas, opinions, and creativity with the world.”
Meta stated that there will be a limit of 500 characters for messages posted to Threads. The company announced that it would distribute the software to 100 countries via Apple’s iOS and Android platforms.
After downloading the app, users will be prompted to link their Instagram accounts, personalize their profiles, and follow reports similar to those previously observed on Instagram.
The style is comparable to that of Twitter, with a format that is already known, a feed that is based on text, and the option to repost and quote other users’ messages. But in addition to that, it incorporates Instagram’s already established design aesthetic and provides the opportunity to publish posts from Threads directly to Instagram Stories.
Accounts that have been verified on Instagram are likewise automatically verified on Threads. Arrangements on threads can be made public or private, depending on the user’s preference.
The new software is the latest addition to an ever-expanding list of Twitter competitors, and it has the potential to be the one that poses the greatest danger to Twitter of the group, given Meta’s extensive resources and its enormous readership.
It also comes amid heightened turbulence at Twitter, which had an outage over the weekend, followed by an announcement that the site had temporarily limited how many tweets its users can read while using the app.
This was followed by an announcement that the site had imposed temporary limits on how many tweets its users could read while using the app.
According to Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, these limits were implemented “to address extreme levels of data scraping and system manipulation.”
As a comment on the debut of Threads on Monday, he tweeted, “Thank goodness they’re so sanely run,” which was a repetition of statements that Meta officials reportedly made. These comments looked to take a joke at Musk’s erratic behavior.
Since he bought Twitter in October, Elon Musk has wholly overhauled the social media platform, which has driven off advertisers and frustrated some of the company’s most influential users. He is looking into different ways the platform might resume its expansion.
On Monday, Twitter announced it would soon be required to pay to toss TweetDeck. TweetDeck is a service that enables users to organize and manage the accounts that they follow conveniently.
Twitter is another company that is trying to invade Meta’s territory. In May, Twitter added encrypted messaging and stated that calls would follow soon after; these advancements could allow the platform to compete with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, both owned by Meta.
The growing competition between the two firms has only exacerbated the existing competition between Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta.
Musk posted the following in response to a tweet regarding Threads sent out by a user one month ago: “I’m sure Earth can’t wait to be exclusively under Zuck’s thumb with no other options.” In a subsequent tweet, Musk mentioned the possibility of a boxing fight between himself and Zuckerberg.