Mark Zuckerberg and Meta have released the Threads text-based app
It’s official, Meta has launched the Threads text-based app this week and is currently available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and as a website on threads.net. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg used the new Twitter rival app to post “Let’s do this. Welcome to Threads.”
Since the Threads announcement, Meta’s shares have risen, increasing up 3% on Wednesday. In an Instagram post, the platform wrote, “Our vision with Threads is to take what Instagram does best and expand that to text, creating a positive and creative space to express your ideas.”
Currently, the Threads text-based app is Twitter’s most significant rival. In the first four hours, Threads saw more than five million signups, according to Zuckerberg. The app attracted two million signups on the App Store in the first two hours and is still growing.
Given that the platform still lacks a lengthy list of desired features, the software may be alluring. These include direct messages, hashtags, chronological feeds, a “following” feed, and a full web version. There’s also the ability to delete your profile without deleting your Instagram account.
Obviously, beta software frequently has problems, so only use it if you’re comfortable with the dangers involved. According to Meta’s @0xjessel, “New features and bug fixes will come on here first, but you’ll also have to accept an increased risk of a more unstable build since [it’s] earlier.
In addition, Meta will collect your data. “Certain data on your use of the app will be collected and shared with the developer to help improve the app,” @0xjessel adds.
Even though the Threads text-based app has only been available for a few days, Twitter has already taken notice of it and has threatened legal action against the social media network, accusing Meta of hiring former Twitter employees to build the new platform.