Meta Twitter rival themes launched. According to Mark Zuckerberg, the app received 10 million sign-ups after seven hours.
On Wednesday, Meta launched its new Thread app, Bloomberg writes.
Conceived as a text-based version of Instagram, the app is seen as a direct competitor to Twitter.
In threads, people can post texts, reply to other people’s messages, like and repost posts, just like Twitter.
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The app allows existing Instagram users to connect with the same username and follow the same accounts on the new app. New users must create an Instagram account.
Posts can be up to 500 characters long, and include links, photos and videos up to five minutes long, according to press release from meta.
Not available in the Norwegian app store
– Let’s do it! Welcome to Threads, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in his first post to the app.
The app was activated overnight through Thursday in 100 countries in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
– 10 million logins in seven hours, according to Zuckerberg’s report in the app, after 8 am Norwegian time.
Thursday morning, Themes is not available on the Apple App Store, or Google Play in Norway. One downloads Twitter Challenger via American app store However, it works on logging in and using it.
Twitter currently has more than 300 million users, according to Bloomberg.
– A must have app for public conversations with a billion people or more. Twitter has had the opportunity to do so, but has not succeeded in doing so. Zuckerberg wrote on another thread, “We hope we get it right.”
Threads is seen as a true micro-blogging competitor to Twitter. The application is being launched at the same time that there is a lot of disruption for Twitter.
Twitter has launched a series of unpopular changes since Elon Musk bought the company in October.
In recent days, Twitter has introduced a temporary limit on the number of tweets users can read each day. The company also suffered from a decrease in the number of advertisers after Musk took over.
Investors can’t help but get a little excited about the outlook and whether Meta has really created a “Twitter-Killer,” Danny Hewson, head of financial analysis at investment firm AJ Bell, tells SELF. Reuters.
Connor Hayes, vice president of product, told Bloomberg that several Instagram influencers have asked the company to create a text-based app.
“Creators have told us they want an alternative to what’s already out there, and we don’t want to start over and build a new following from scratch,” Hayes says, without specifically mentioning Twitter.
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