Threads, the latest creation unleashed by Meta, gained over 2 million signups in 2 hours and has ignited a blazing storm of debates across the digital landscape. Speculation runs rampant as fiery discussions erupt, with the question hanging ominously in the air: Will Threads emerge as the formidable adversary that could potentially dethrone Twitter from its social media throne?
While Meta has cleverly refrained from explicitly declaring Threads as a direct challenger to Twitter, the mysterious aura surrounding this new app has set ablaze a frenzy of conjecture and controversy.
As users delve into the depths of Threads, discovering its intriguing array of features and unraveling its enigmatic user interface, chaos ensues as conflicting perspectives clash and battle for dominance in the ever-evolving realm of online discourse.
What is Threads app?
Threads according to Meta is a dedicated space for users to upload content in real-time, to allow people to join and have more engaging public conversations. It is safe to say that this is an added feature of what we already have on Instagram. This is not just because an Instagram account is required to signup for Threads.
With Threads, Instagram now has a text-based platform for creators/users to type out content in threads. However, the features of Threads are amazing and do not limit users to text-only content. You can upload other media file types such as pictures and videos.
How To Download And Sign Up On Threads App
How do I download Instagram threads? Follow the easy steps below if you’ve been wondering “How do I get the Threads app?”
- Download Threads an Instagram App on App Store or Play Store for iOS and Android respectively.
- After a successful download, tap on the app to launch it.
- Select your account from the option below the screen or tap on “switch account” to choose your preferred Instagram account for Threads by Meta.
- Specify whether or not you want a public or private profile. You can also change this option later in the settings.
- On the next page, you will be asked to customize your Threads profile. You can also decide to import everything from your Instagram bio.
- On the next page, you have three categories of how Threads words. Read through it and tap on the button at the bottom of your screen that says “Join Threads” and there you’re, welcome to Threads!
How To Create Your First Thread On Threads App
Creating a new thread on the Threads app is easy. Simply follow the steps below to get started with your first-ever Threads thread.
1. While logged into your Threads app, navigate to the bottom part of your screen.
2. You will see the following icons as seen in the screenshot below. Select the icon marked with a blue line.
3. Once you’re done writing your content, tap on the “post” button to publish. That’s all.
Additionally, to view what others posted on Threads, simply tap the “Home” icon as seen in the screenshot above. To search for content or a user on Threads, make use of the “search” icon. To check notifications, tap on the “Heart” icon below your screen. In the notification area, you can filter by replies, mentions, verified profiles or display all. You can access your profile simply by tapping on the “Profile” icon located at the bottom by the extreme right.
How To Decide Who Can Reply Your Content On Threads App
Aside from choosing to have a public or private profile on Threads app, you can also decide who can reply to your thread; Anyone, Profiles you follow, or mentioned only. You can unveil these options by tapping on the “Anyone can reply” label at the bottom left of your thread editor screen. See the screenshot attached below:
How To Upload Photos Or Videos On Threads App
Launch Threads App
Scroll down to the bottom of the screen and tap on the “new thread” icon.
On the thread editor, tap on the “attachment” icon to select the media content you want to upload from your device. See the screenshot below;
The official website for Threads is www.threads.net, and it is worth noting the domain extension choice for this ambitious Meta project. While some may find it surprising, the utilization of “.net” signifies that the coveted “.com” version may not have been obtainable during the project’s inception. It is plausible that the existing owners of the “.com” domain were either unwilling or unavailable to engage in negotiations with Meta. Despite this, there has been no official indication from Meta regarding their pursuit of a “.com” domain for the Threads social media community.
See also: Why Is Threads Better Than Twitter?
While Threads may be perceived by some as a direct competitor to Twitter, the visionary team at Meta envisions it as more than just that. In their eyes, Threads represents the offspring of Instagram, carrying the essence of visual storytelling and community engagement. It serves as a vibrant hub where interactions are elevated, fostering an environment that fulfills the fundamental desires of every online community. Meta’s ambition is to create a platform where users can not only connect but also indulge in a rich tapestry of shared experiences, propelling the art of interaction to new heights.
We would love to hear from you about your experiences on Threads! If you’re currently active on the platform, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts and insights with us through the comment section below. We’re eager to learn about your firsthand encounters and any valuable tips you might have discovered while navigating the exciting world of Threads by Meta. Stay tuned for more updates and informative content as we continue to explore the possibilities and potential of this new social media venture.