Do You Have To Have Instagram To Use Threads
Do You Have To Have Instagram To Use Threads -: More information on the new platform, which launches at a time when people are looking for Twitter alternatives to avoid Elon Musk’s noisy control over the microblogging site since he bought it last year for $44 billion, can be found below.
More than 100 nations, including the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada, and Japan, now have access to the app, which is marketed as the text-based equivalent of Meta’s photo-sharing service Instagram. Despite some initial issues, 30 million users have registered by midday on Thursday, according to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, on Threads.
Celebrities like Oprah, Shakira, and chef Gordon Ramsay are among the newcomers to the site, along with business accounts from Taco Bell, Netflix, Spotify, the Washington Post, and other media organizations.
The launch of Threads, which according to Meta offers “a new, separate space for real-time updates and public conversations,” comes as many people search for Twitter substitutes to avoid Elon Musk’s noisy control over the site since he bought it last year $44 billion. However, the new Meta software has also sparked concerns about data privacy and is noticeably unavailable in the European Union.
What are threads used for?
People in more than 100 countries can now download Threads from the Apple and Google Android app stores.
Instagram users can log into Threads using their Instagram account because Threads was developed by the Instagram team. According to the website, your username and verification status will transfer over, but you will also have the choice of customizing other aspects of your profile, such as whether or not you want to follow the same users that you do on Instagram.
If I don’t have an Instagram account, can I still use Threads?
Only Instagram users can now create accounts on Threads. You must first sign up for Instagram in order to access Threads.
Making Threads an extension of Instagram was a wise decision on the side of Meta, according to Mike Proulx, VP, and research director at Forrester, despite potential opposition.
Proulx said that Instagram users are receiving alerts about their followers joining Threads, which is encouraging more and more people to sign up. “It’s piqued (user) curiosity,” Proulx said. “That’s one of the reasons why Threads got over 10 million people to sign up in just a seven-hour period” following its introduction.
Though Proulx noted that “the long-term nature of threads is what’s going to ultimately predict its success or failure,” it will be vital to retain momentum and continue to hold users’ interest after the initial curiosity boost.
How does Twitter compare to threads?
The microblogging interface on Threads is extremely comparable to Twitter. Users can check the number of likes and replies a post has received as well as repost, reply to, or quote a topic. Unlike Twitter, where the character limit is 280, “threads” can be up to 500 characters long and can contain links, images, and videos that are up to five minutes long.
Making Threads “a friendly place” will be essential for its success, according to Zuckerberg, who added that this was “one reason why Twitter never succeeded as much as I think it should have, and we want to do it differently.”
Has Twitter filed a lawsuit against Meta?
Twitter has threatened legal action against Meta over Threads, according to a letter that Semafor was able to get on Thursday. Alex Spiro, an attorney for Twitter, accused Meta of illegally utilizing Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property by enlisting former Twitter employees to develop a “copycat” software in a letter that was dated Wednesday and addressed to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Spiro’s letter was reported on Threads on Thursday afternoon, and Meta spokesperson Andy Stone said in response that “no one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee.”
Musk hasn’t specifically mentioned the prospect of legal action in a tweet, but he has responded to a number of caustic analyses of the Threads launch. The owner of Twitter sent a laughing emoji in response to a post that claimed Meta’s app was mostly constructed using the copy-and-paste feature.
Though she hasn’t officially addressed the letter from last Wednesday, Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino appeared to address the debut of Threads in a tweet on Thursday, noting that “the Twitter community can never be duplicated.”
What does Threads’ future hold?
Threads’ prospects for success are far from certain. Industry observers have noted Meta’s history of launching independent apps that were eventually shut down, like the Instagram messaging app “Threads” which was discontinued less than two years after its 2019 launch, according to Proulx.
But Proulx and others warn that Musk and Twitter may have a lot of trouble adapting to the new app.
“This early burst and the joy surrounding a new service will probably die down. Given all of Twitter’s problems, it is clear that this alternative is here to stay and will prove to be a credible competitor, according to technology expert Paolo Pescatore of PP Foresight, who also said that fusing Twitter’s capabilities with Instagram’s aesthetic might increase user engagement.
However, Threads is still in its infancy, and much depends on user feedback. Pescatore thinks that not everyone will like the strong connection between Instagram and Threads. New feature rollouts will be crucial as well.
Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, said on Thursday in a Threads post that “the real test is not if we can build up a lot of hype, but if you all find enough value in the app to keep using it over time.” Along with many other users, he admitted that “tonnes of basics” are still lacking, such as hashtags and direct chat between users. “Full disclosure, it’ll take some time.”
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