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Instagram Threads: The New Kid on the Social Media Block


Tech  •  7 Jul, 2023  •  1,216 Views  •  ⭐ 5.0

Written by Anand Swami


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Social media platforms are constantly evolving, to always provide a space for online communities to share, communicate, and connect. One of the major shake-ups in the social media landscape recently has been the acquisition of Twitter by Elon Musk last year. This move sparked a race amongst numerous new platforms, all vying to take the crown from the social media giant. However, amidst the competition, one contender stands out - Instagram Threads.

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Instagram Threads has not only gained a remarkable following of over 5 million users but has done so at a blistering pace. What sets it apart? Let's dive into this intriguing social media platform and uncover its unique features, how it differs from Twitter, and what the future holds.

Understanding Instagram Threads

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A derivative of Instagram, Threads is a unique application that emphasizes textual conversation over visual content. Users can sign into the platform using their Instagram credentials, post text updates, and engage in public discussions. The platform allows users to create posts with a generous 500 characters, links, up to 10 photos, and videos up to 5 minutes long. However, it's worth noting that, unlike Twitter, Threads does not support hashtags or a trending section.

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The Sign-Up Process

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Threads’ surge in popularity is largely due to its simplified sign-up process. Rather than starting from scratch like other Twitter competitors, Threads taps into Instagram's substantial user base of over 2.35 billion. By making it easy for existing Instagram users to sign up and even transfer their bios automatically, Threads have managed to leverage Instagram's popularity to its advantage.

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