Threads: A New Way to Share With Text
Mark Zuckerberg just announced the initial version of Threads, an app built by the Instagram team for sharing with text. Whether you’re a creator or a casual poster, Threads offers a new, separate space for real-time updates and public conversations. Meta is working toward making Threads compatible with the open, interoperable social networks that so that it can shape the future of the internet.
- Threads is a new app, built by the Instagram team, for sharing text updates and joining public conversations.
- You log in using your Instagram account and posts can be up to 500 characters long and include links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes in length.
- Meta isworking to soon make Threads compatible with the open, interoperable social networks that we believe can shape the future of the internet.
Threads lets users post content with up to 500 characters. Users can include links, photos, or videos that are up to 5 minutes long.
The app is linked with your Instagram account and Meta claims that users can “easily share a Threads post to your Instagram story, or share your post as a link on any other platform you choose.”
On your feed, you’ll see content from people you’ve followed from your Instagram as well as native users of Threads.
Meta’s highly anticipated rival to Twitter called “Threads” is finally here. The Instagram-linked app has been in development since January and has become available during a turbulent time for Twitter.
The bird app has been undergoing a slew of changes under Elon Musk and the new CEO Linda Yaccarino. The app recently imposed a rate limit on users that caps how much users can read on the platform.
It’s easy to get started with Threads: simply use your Instagram account to log in. Your Instagram username and verification will carry over, with the option to customize your profile specifically for Threads.
The app is free to download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. Once you install the app, it’s pretty straightforward, especially if you’re familiar with Instagram and Twitter alike. Simply log in with your Instagram credentials and you’ll see the option to follow people from Instagram on Threads.
Once you create an account, you’ll be asked to either keep it private and public. On your feed, you’ll see content from people you’ve followed from your Instagram as well as native users of Threads.
Just like Twitter, you can block out specific words in the settings and decide who can mention you.
- Make sure you have an Instagram account
- While your Instagram username will be automatically registered, you can change it
- Users can unfollow, report, block or restrict a profile – just like on Instagram and Twitter
- Users can choose to start from scratch on Threads or import their following list and personal details to Threads
- Below every Threads post are the options to like, comment, re-post, and share – stock features of Twitter
Any users that are blocked on your Instagram app will also be blocked on Threads.
Everyone who is under 16 (or under 18 in certain countries) will be defaulted into a private profile when they join Threads. You can choose to follow the same accounts you do on Instagram, and find more people who care about the same things you do. The core accessibility features available on Instagram today, such as screen reader support and AI-generated image descriptions, are also enabled on Threads.
Did you use Threads yet? Did you enjoy it? Let us know in the comments below.