Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, announced that ten million people downloaded the Threads app within the first seven hours after it was released.
Twitter users who are dissatisfied with the platform’s latest adjustments may find Threads appealing, say experts. Users on Threads can write up to 500 characters long posts, and the platform shares many similarities with Twitter.
Meta’s Commitment to Privacy
The potential for excessive data use has been a point of criticism for the app’s rivals. The Apple App Store suggests that this may include personally identifiable information such as health, financial, and browsing histories.
Downloads of Threads are now live in over a hundred countries, including the UK, but not the European Union (EU) just yet due to regulatory issues.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, and Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, reportedly agreed jokingly to a cage battle last month, and in his early posts on Threads, Zuckerberg acknowledged his interest in MMA. Meta insists that privacy protection is essential to its operations.
What’s the deal with Threads?
Regulatory uncertainties, especially with the EU’s Digital Markets Act, mean that Threads will only launch in the United Kingdom. However, they claim to be considering a launch in Europe.
This law establishes guidelines for how huge corporations like Meta may exchange information among their various properties. Part of the problem is that data can be shared between Threads and Instagram.
Threads entries can include links, photographs, and videos up to five minutes in length, and can be shared to and from Instagram.
However, on Wednesday, a small number of early adopters reported issues with image uploads, suggesting that there are still some kinks to work out.
A user’s feed displays both threads what Meta calls its posts) from the individuals, they are following and suggested articles. They can choose who can mention them and hide comments on postings containing certain words.
Users can choose to no longer receive notifications from other users by unfollowing, blocking, restricting, or reporting them.
Media attention has centered on how similar Meta is to Twitter, with some investors even calling it a Twitter killer despite the fact that the company has made much of its connections to Instagram.