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Threads

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Developer
Instagram
Version
Varies between devices
Downloads
500M
Category
Social
Android OS
Varies with device
Content rating
Rated for 3+

Social media platforms are ruling the digital world, and people are constantly looking for more ways to communicate with others. There are several platforms for this, but one of the most popular is Instagram, due to the popularity of the social media network, the company has decided to launch a new app that is linked with the original, and it is called Threads

This new app is the latest addition to Instagram, a new platform where you can express more comfortably and hold entire conversations. To try it and explore all its benefits, we downloaded Threads and discovered all the best features. In this post, we tell you about the app, our experience with it, and comparisons with a similar platform, X. 

Threads gives you a voice that you cannot find on Instagram

If Instagram is focused on images and videos, then Thread is the app to focus on ideas and thoughts expressed in text. This app allows you to publish comments and opinions, and you can link them to your Instagram profile, images, and videos. Both platforms are connected, even though each site is a separate app. 

One of the main selling points of the app is that you can use your Instagram username and import all your followers to Threads, which means that you don’t have to start from scratch with a new account, but instead, you are taking your friends, family, and community with you. Same way, you are already following all the people you like and are interested in, so your account has relevant information for you from the beginning. 

With a minimalist design and a curated feed, the user experience of the app is on another level. It is intuitive and easy to understand, and you can quickly discover all the main features of the app. But, how was our experience with it, and is it really worth downloading the app?

Threads is the place to find opinions that matter to you

As soon as we downloaded Threads we realized how easy you can get behind it and why people were loving it so much. One of the most important aspects of social media is interaction, and with Threads, you are already set with a community of people. Your friends, family, and other people can see your content from day 1, so you can start interacting quickly, something that doesn’t happen on other apps if you have a new account. 

Once you open the app, you see your favorite accounts sharing information, thoughts, and opinions, which you can like and share. All of it is already set for you based on your Instagram! We loved this aspect of the app because growing a new account from scratch, finding the right people to follow, and creating a community is time-consuming. With Threads, you don’t need to go through that

Another great aspect was the possibility to create long threads of information, hence the name. We created long texts sharing opinions and data, so you don’t need to limit yourself, and it is all well organized on the platform. 

Threads Vs. X

Threads is a similar platform to X, previously known as Twitter. Both are a micro-messaging platform that allows you to post text, photos, videos, and more. But, which one is better?

Threads has a long way to go, but the app is already improving some of X’s features. First of all, you have 500 characters instead of 280 on X. Also, you can edit your publications in the first 5 min of publishing, something that you cannot do in X. The best feature by far is that you won’t see any ads on Threads

However, Threads needs some polishing if it really wants to compete. So far, it doesn’t have a trending page where you can explore the most popular topics at the moment. The app also lacks in features, since in X you can create communities, polls, memberships, live podcasting with other users, and so much more. 

Which one is better? It depends on what experience you like the most. We recommend exploring both platforms and testing them. We enjoyed our experience with Thread, so if you want to download it, we leave you a shortcut below this post. 

Pro

👍 Intuitive. The minimalist design facilitates the understanding of the platform in just a few minutes.

👍 No ads so far. The app only shows your following publications.

👍 You can edit your publications if needed.

Con

👎 It doesn't have a trending section to explore.

👎 You can only upload videos and images.

👎 You cannot save or create collection to read later,

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Ratings

4.0

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