Instagram’s Threads App vs Twitter: Revealing Everything you Need to Know

Threads by Instagram vs Twitter

In a blink of an eye, Meta, the genius behind Facebook, unleashed its Twitter rival, Instagram’s Threads App, through 100 countries. And boy, did it make a splash! Within a mere four hours, this shiny new social platform managed to snag a whopping 5 million eager sign-ups. Talk about a popularity explosion!

But that’s not all, folks. As if to prove it’s not just a one-hit wonder, Threads App went on to conquer even greater heights, reaching a mind-boggling 30 million sign-ups within 24 hours. It’s like the cool new kid in school who instantly becomes the life of the party.

But hey, here’s a question to ponder:

🧵🐦 What Sets Twitter Apart from its New Competitor, Threads App?

Character Limit: Threads has a character limit of 500, while Twitter has a limit of 280 characters for unpaid users.

Verification: Threads only allows users to verify their accounts if they are already verified on Instagram. Twitter, on the other hand, offers verification to anyone who meets the criteria.

Deleting Accounts: Threads accounts can only be deleted if the associated Instagram account is also deleted. Twitter accounts can be deleted without deleting any other app, of course.

Video Sharing: Threads allows all users, even those who are unverified, to share videos with a duration of five minutes. In contrast, Twitter permits users without the highly sought-after blue badge to upload videos that are two minutes and 20 seconds in length.

Homepage: Users can easily access popular and relevant topics on Twitter’s homepage through hashtags, For You page, and the following page, while on Threads, the sole method to discover content is by navigating through the home feed. There are no hashtags or any other pages.

No Ads: Threads comes without any advertisements, which means no strings attached. The intention behind this decision, as reported by Bloomberg, is to generate maximum enthusiasm among users for the product.

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🤔👥 Audience's Reaction: The Arrival of Instagram's Threads App

How has the audience responded to the arrival of the Threads App? We were pleasantly surprised to discover that people are absolutely loving the entire vibe of the Threads App! In fact, we’ve come across comments where they enthusiastically express their reactions, saying things like:

Amidst all of this, we’re absolutely loving the flood of hilarious memes pouring in from every corner of the globe.

Here’s another one we all can relate to:

In a truly captivating turn of events, Mark Zuckerberg himself made an astonishing comeback to Twitter after a prolonged absence of over 11 years!

Shattering the silence, he graced our timelines with a meme that left us all bewildered. With no caption or context, the meme featured two individuals dressed as Spiderman, pointing at each other. It didn’t take long for speculation to run wild, as many couldn’t resist interpreting this intriguing meme as a possible playful jab aimed at none other than Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

📱🔄 Is This a Turning Point for Social Platforms?

Imagine a social media experience that’s personal, intimate, and captivating. Threads App can revolutionize the way we connect online. Forget about broadcasting your thoughts to the masses; the threads App empowers you to engage in focused conversations with a select group of individuals. It’s like having your own private circle where discussions flow seamlessly, and ideas flourish. But that’s not all. The Threads App holds the potential to transform other social platforms as well.

Picture this: Twitter introducing a feature that lets you create threads within individual tweets. Suddenly, sharing complex thoughts and ideas becomes effortless, eliminating the need to break them up into multiple posts. It’s a game-changer for expressing yourself in a more meaningful and comprehensive way.

📲🔴 Implications of Threads App for Live Streaming

So, it turns out that Threads App hasn’t given us the option to go live just yet. But here’s something interesting: when you go live on Instagram, Threads App actually sends a notification if you’re using it. Pretty cool, huh? Let’s see how this new social platform shakes things up in the world of live streaming. Even though the Threads App doesn’t have the live streaming feature at the moment, how about we make an announcement on the Threads App before going live? Sounds like a plan, right? So let’s embrace this option and have a blast! Enjoy the ride, and let the fun begin!

And as we close this thread, what do you think? Will birds stop chirping on the bird app and find a new home on Instagram’s Threads App?


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Sehar Altaf
Sehar Altaf
Sehar is an SEO and content marketing specialist and a writer who covers topics ranging from tech and SaaS to life and everything in between.


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