Soumya Prakash Pradhan

Instagram has launched a new app called Threads that competes with Twitter. It is available on iOS, Android, and desktop. 

Threads combines features from Instagram and Elon Musk's platform.

Availability and Accessibility

Threads is available for download on the App Store for iOS users and the Play Store for Android users.

It can also be accessed on desktop, ensuring a smooth transition between devices.

Whether you are on the move or using your computer, Threads provides a consistent experience across all platforms.

Limit and Media Sharing

Threads, like Twitter, enables users to post threads with a maximum of 500 characters.

This concise format encourages sharing thoughts, ideas, or updates in a brief manner.

It also supports photo sharing, similar to Instagram.

Moreover, you can post videos up to five minutes long, offering a dynamic and engaging way to express yourself.

Integration with Instagram

A notable feature of Threads is its seamless integration with Instagram.

If you already have an Instagram account, there's no need to create a new one for Threads.

When you download and open the app, your Instagram handle will automatically appear, allowing for easy login.

As long as you have Instagram on your phone and are logged in, you will not need any additional passwords.

Privacy Settings

After logging in to Threads, you will see a complete list of the people you follow on Instagram.

You can then choose whom to follow within the Threads app based on your preferences.
Whether you decide to follow a few or all of your Instagram connections or not is entirely up to you.

Additionally, you have the option to customise your profile's privacy settings, allowing you to keep it public or private according to your preferences.

Ad-Free Experience (For Now)

At present, Threads is free from advertisements, providing users with an uninterrupted experience.

However, as Threads grows in popularity and user base, Meta, the parent company, may introduce ads in the future.

But for now, users can enjoy the app without any advertisements.