Threads (app)

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Developer(s)Meta Platfroms
Initial releaseJuly 5, 2023; 7 months ago (2023-07-05)
SizeVaries per device
TypePhoto and video

Threads is an social media that is owned by Meta Platforms. One day after its release, Threads reached the mark of 30 million users.[1][2] It works similar to Twitter, and it is known as its killer.[3]

Threads works "adjacent" to Instagram, as the users need to have an Instagram account and use the same name.[4] When Elon Musk bought Twitter in 2022, the workers of Meta talked about the creation of "Instagram Notes", a text-based feature of Instagram. They also talked about creating a separate and text-focused app, that gave a rise to the idea of creation of Threads.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Threads app netted over 30 million users in less than 24 hours". Scripps News. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  2. "Threads: Thirty million join Meta's Twitter rival, Zuckerberg says". BBC News. 2023-07-05. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  3. Ghaffary, Shirin (2023-07-05). "What you need to know about Threads, Instagram's new Twitter killer app". Vox. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  4. Isaac, Mike (2023-07-05). "Threads, Instagram's 'Twitter Killer,' Has Arrived". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  5. "Meta appears poised to compete with Twitter with new app Threads". 2023-07-05.