Threads, a new microblogging platform from Meta, the firm that created social media behemoths Facebook and Instagram, has just gone live.
WHAT DO THREADS MEAN?
With the ability to publish text, photographs, or videos, as well as like, share, or repost anything, the new software is eerily similar to Twitter.
Initial connecting of Threads accounts with Instagram enables users to preserve their identities and followers. Links, images, and videos of up to five minutes in duration can all be included in posts that are up to 500 characters long.
Although Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, has promised upgrades, Threads has not yet adapted Twitter’s direct messaging feature.
A few hours after the app’s launch, Zuckerberg posted on it and said: “The team did a terrific job with Threads v1. There is still a long way to go, but a truly competent bunch laid a solid foundation.
IS TWITTER AT RISK?
The “Twitter killer” moniker belongs to Threads. The business has a lengthy history of releasing new features in response to the achievements of competitors.
In reaction to the growing popularity of Snapchat, Instagram introduced “stories” in 2016, which are user uploads that disappear after a set period of time.
In reaction to the growing popularity of Snapchat, Instagram introduced “stories” in 2016, which are user uploads that vanish after a set period of time.
Recently, the company launched “Reels,” a new short-form video feature that seeks to fight TikTok’s growth. The introduction of Threads comes in the wake of many controversial choices made by Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, including a move to restrict the amount of postings that users may view.
An outstanding success, according to Threads, was the on-platform welcome of users by a plethora of major companies as well as celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian.
However, the app is not yet accessible in the European Union due to persistent regulatory issues. The main EU privacy authority fined Meta 1.2 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in May for how it handled user data and ordered it to cease sending customers’ data to the US.
The release of Threads in the EU is still uncertain, as is the date.
What happens if you remove your account on Threads? Here is the solution.
If you temporarily disable your account. According to Meta, users’ profile threads, responses, and likes will be hidden until they come back in and reactivate their accounts. On the page where you may cancel your account, the firm states, “Deactivating your Threads profile won’t remove your Threads data or damage your Instagram account.”