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Is Threads simply a clone of Twitter?

Is Threads simply a clone of Twitter?

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Is Threads simply a clone of Twitter?

Meta has officially launched Threads, its text-based rival to Twitter. The app went live on 5th July on Apple and Android app stores in more than 100 countries. 

Despite that, within 18 hours of its launch, it had racked up more than 30 million sign-ups. 

Onboarding a new platform is often difficult as one has to convince millions of users to download a new app, learn how to use it, and become an active member of it. However, Instagram makes it easy by simply letting you borrow all the profile details from your Instagram account and apply them to your new Threads account.

In some ways, Thread is much like Twitter. But what are the differences between Twitter and Instagram Threads? The truth is that Meta’s social network is very similar to the blue bird’s network, but there are some notable differences.

Here are the main differences between Instagram Threads and Twitter

  • Instagram Threads have a limit of 500 characters. In the case of Twitter, it’s 280 characters, but if you pay for the Blue service, this limit is eliminated. Or almost, because you can write up to 25,000 characters

  • Instagram Threads allow you to post a video of up to 5 minutes of content, while Twitter allows 2.20 minutes. Unless you are a Blue user, in which case you can upload up to 60 minutes of content.

  • A major difference between Instagram Threads and Twitter can be seen in the likes since Meta’s social media allows you to hide them, but Elon Musk’s does not. 

  • Continuing with this,  Instagram Threads and Twitter, we see that Elon Musk’s social media has some notable advantages. For starters, you can see trends and other topics of interest, while Threads only allow you to access your wall.

Can Threads become the go-to communication channel for celebrities, companies, and politicians? 

It’ll take some time, but I think there should be a public conversations app with one billion+ people on it. Twitter has had the opportunity to do this but hasn’t nailed it. Hopefully, we will,” Zuckerberg said in a Threads post.

As you can see, the difference between Twitter and Instagram Threads is quite noticeable, although aesthetically they look the same. Now you have to decide which one to choose: Meta’s solution or Elon Musk’s app.

What’s Next


In addition to working toward making Threads compatible with the ActivityPub protocol, soon META will be adding a number of new features to help you continue to discover threads and creators you’re interested in, including improved recommendations in the feed and a more robust search function that makes it easier to follow topics and trends in real-time.


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