Published on July 6th, 2023 | by Dr. Jerry Doby0
Zuckerberg Hits with ‘Threads’: Over Two Million Downloads Fairly Instantly
Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook, made an exciting announcement yesterday with the launch of Threads, a new app developed by Instagram. Threads aims to revolutionize text updates and public conversations, providing a fresh platform focused on engaging dialogue. Building on Instagram’s success in the realm of photos and videos, the platform seeks to offer a similar immersive experience for text-based content. Threads surpassed 2 million downloads in the first two hours. Check out Mark Zuckerberg’s thread about the milestone.
Post by @zuckView on Threads
With Threads, users can connect with friends and creators who share their interests, extending beyond the boundaries of Instagram. Leveraging our existing suite of safety and user controls, the app provides a secure environment for interactions. Users can log in using their Instagram account and express themselves through posts of up to 500 characters, incorporating links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes in length. Whether you’re a content creator or a casual poster, it provides a dedicated space for real-time updates and public conversations. Honestly, with the integration between this app and IG, really is like getting a twofer…and FYI…it made me drop my sub to Twitter Blue…you’ve heard the recent updates so I won’t go into it. Threads in feel and function give me the combined look and functionality of the two most popular platforms in the space.
Looking ahead, stated plans include making the platform compatible with the ActivityPub protocol. This move would enable it to seamlessly interact with open-source social networks like Mastodon, envisioning a future where these collaborations shape the internet landscape. As the new platform continues to develop Threads, users have been informed they can anticipate exciting new features, such as enhanced recommendations in the feed and updates to search functionality.
The launch of Threads marks an important step in the evolution of social media, providing users with a dynamic and engaging platform for text-based content and conversations. Stay tuned for further updates as we continue to bring you news of innovations and improvements with the Threads experience.
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