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Instagram’s Twitter Rival ‘Threads’ Set to Launch on July 6 as Per App Store Listing

Instagram’s Twitter Rival ‘Threads’ Set to Launch on July 6 as Per App Store Listing
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Meta’s Instagram is set to launch a new application called Threads, which aims to compete with Elon Musk’s Twitter. The official release date for this app is scheduled for July 6. Although the app briefly appeared on both the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store before its official launch, it is currently not visible on the latter. Let’s delve into the details.

The Purpose of Threads

Threads aims to bring communities together and foster discussions on various topics. Whether it’s the latest trends or personal interests, users can directly connect with their favorite content creators and like-minded individuals. Additionally, users have the opportunity to build their own dedicated following and share their ideas, opinions, and creativity with the world.

Instagram's Twitter Rival ‘Threads’ Set to Launch on July 6

Text-Based Conversations

Unlike traditional social media platforms that focus on multimedia content, Threads will primarily emphasize text-based conversations. This approach is similar to Twitter’s character limit of 280, which encourages concise and engaging interactions. While the specific character limit for Threads has not been disclosed yet, it is expected to impose certain restrictions to promote meaningful discussions.

User Interface and Features

Leaked screenshots of the Threads app have provided a sneak peek into its visual design and features. Users will be able to log in to Threads using their Instagram handle, allowing a seamless transition between the two platforms. The app will display the accounts users follow on Instagram, enabling easy access to their preferred content within the Threads app.

Instagram's Twitter Rival ‘Threads’ Set to Launch on July 6

Threads will offer a posting interface reminiscent of popular microblogging platforms like Twitter, Bluesky, and Mastodon. Users will have the ability to engage with posts through actions such as liking, commenting, reposting, and sharing. Additionally, Threads will provide options to control who can reply to a post, including everyone, people you follow, or only those mentioned in the post-similar to Twitter’s functionality.

Decentralized Application

One distinguishing feature of the Threads app is its expected status as a decentralized application. Users will have the freedom to utilize other applications while remaining active on Threads.

As July 6 approaches, users can expect to receive more information about the app directly from Meta.

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published: Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 18:13 [IST]

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