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Five things to know about Zuckerberg’s Twitter-like app, Threads

Jul 7, 2023

Mark Zuckerberg launched his Instagram Threads on Thursday, an app that is set to rival Twitter.

Mark Zuckerberg launched his Instagram Threads on Thursday, an app that is set to rival Twitter.


According to screenshots from the App Store listing, Threads will function like Twitter with text-based posts that can be liked, shared and commented on.


The app is currently topping the chat as the most downloaded social networking app with over 100 million downloads within 24 hours as announced by Zuckerberg.


The developer of the Instagram text-based conversation app describes it as an app “where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today, to what’ll be trending tomorrow.”


Here are the five things to know about Threads:

1. Like Twitter, Threads will allow its users to discuss topics daily.



Related video: A quick guide to Threads, Meta’s rival to Twitter (Al Jazeera)


2. Threads will directly port users’ existing Instagram followers and the following list, eliminating the need to build a community from scratch.


3. It allows users to follow and connect directly with their favourite creators and others who love the same things — or build loyal followers of their own to share their ideas, opinions, and creativity with the world.


4. Threads is closely connected with Instagram, and will likely experience similar character features of 125 caption characters, 150 characters for Bio, and 30 characters for user name.


5. It may likely not face reading limits but action limits of 500 actions a day (including following, unfollowing, and liking).

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