On Thursday, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, introduced Threads, a fresh text-based microblogging platform aimed at competing with Twitter. Linked to the widely-used Instagram app, Threads has already started prompting users to sign up and establish profiles. Although currently unavailable in the EU, Meta plans to gradually extend access to users in the region in the near future. Meta assures users that they will benefit from the safety tools and features provided by Instagram, with accessibility features already accessible to all users.
In under seven hours since its launch, Threads garnered an impressive 10 million sign-ups, according to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement on the platform. This rapid adoption can be attributed to Instagram’s extensive user base, which currently exceeds 2.35 billion monthly users. If you’ve received notifications about your friends joining Threads through the Instagram app, here’s a comprehensive guide on signing up for the service and discovering all the essential details.
How To Use Threads
To use Threads, simply download the app from the Google Play Store or the App Store. Upon launching the app, you will receive a prompt to sign in using your Instagram account. Rest assured, your username and verification status will be seamlessly carried over, emphasizing Meta’s commitment to maintaining a strong integration between Threads and Instagram.
If you do not have the Instagram app installed, you can still join Threads by entering your Instagram username and password. Once logged in, you will have access to a list of the people you follow on Instagram, whom you can choose to follow on Threads as well. If you attempt to follow a user who hasn’t yet created a Threads profile, your request will be saved until they join the platform.
Posting Instagram Threads feed content and character limits
When it comes to posting content on Instagram Threads, there are certain limits to keep in mind. You can share posts in the Threads feed with a maximum character limit of 500. This includes the option to add images, GIFs, and videos up to five minutes long. This format is reminiscent of Twitter, where concise text posts, likes, and retweets are part of the experience. Additionally, you have the flexibility to quote a thread, similar to quoting a tweet, enabling you to engage in threaded conversations effectively.
How To Follow And Unfollow On Threads
On Threads, you have the ability to both follow and unfollow other users. The app will notify you when someone decides to follow you, similar to Instagram’s notification system. Just like on Instagram, you can set your Threads profile to “Private,” requiring others to send a follow request before they can see your content. However, if you are under the age of 16 (or under 18 in certain regions) on Instagram, you will be limited to using a private account only. While you can delete individual posts on Threads, please note that you cannot delete your Threads profile independently without deleting your entire Instagram account.
To download the thread app please visit this website: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.barcelona
Last Updated on July 6, 2023