Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has launched the Threads app. This app has been launched in more than 100 countries along with India. This app was in the works for a long time to compete with Twitter.

You can download the app on both Android and iOS. Meta launched Threads as a standalone app but users can also login using Instagram.

How is Meta’s Threads app different from Twitter?

  • According to Meta, thread users can post a maximum of 500 characters. On the other hand, unverified Twitter users have a maximum of 280 characters. However, on Twitter, if you pay $8, you can post up to 25,000 characters.
  • Threads require users to have an Instagram account. While creating a profile, the app will give an option to import bio information and followers from an existing Instagram profile. This will work in Threads’ favor as it will give it access to users with Instagram’s userbase.
  • Users, including unverified users, will be able to post videos of up to five minutes on threads. On Twitter, people without a blue badge can only post videos up to two minutes and 20 seconds long.
  • Twitter’s homepage allows users to see what’s trending and other topics that may interest them. For now, the only way to find out what’s on Threads is to scroll through the Home feed.
  • There was no option to save drafts of posts in Threads at Wednesday’s launch, unlike Twitter where the feature already exists.
  • The user has to press enter three times to start the thread. This can be done by clicking on the plus button on Twitter.
  • There’s no option to see other profiles’ likes in threads, which Twitter offers as a separate tab.
  • Threads will follow Instagram’s rules, with controls similar to muting and blocking accounts if someone is harassing them.
  • Threads is launched without ads. According to Bloomberg this is done to excite more people.

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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