Meta’s new Twitter rival, Threads, launched on Wednesday and quickly racked up 5 million sign-ups in its first four hours and has since crossed 10 million downloads. The app is designed to be a more intimate and private way to communicate with friends than Twitter.
Meta’s Threads vs. Twitter: A Feature Comparison
Threads users can also share videos of up to five minutes in length. The app also integrates with Instagram, so users can share their Threads posts to their Instagram Stories.
Key Features of Threads
- Longer posts: Threads allows users to post messages up to 500 characters long, compared to Twitter’s 280 characters.
- Video support: Threads users can share videos of up to five minutes in length.
- Share up to 10 Photos in a thread
- Integration with Instagram: Threads posts can be shared to Instagram Stories.
- Private by default: Threads users under 18 are automatically given a private profile.
- Threads lacks the popular hashtags feature and there is no way to privately message anyone as of yet
- Threads is free to download and use.
Meta is hoping that Threads will appeal to users who are looking for a more personal and engaging social media experience.
Threads is also likely to benefit from Meta’s massive user base. The company has over 2 billion active users on Instagram, and many of those users are likely to be interested in trying out Threads.
It remains to be seen whether Threads will be able to challenge Twitter’s dominance in the social media space. However, the app’s early success suggests that it has the potential to be a major player in the market.
Threads is a new social media app from Meta that is designed to be a more intimate and private way to communicate with friends. The app has a number of features that set it apart from Twitter, including longer posts, video support, and integration with Instagram. Threads is still in its early stages, but it has the potential to be a major player in the social media space.