Threads (app)

social networking site operated by Meta Platforms

Threads is an social media that is owned by Meta Platforms. One day after its release, Threads reached the mark of 30 million users.[1][2] It works similar to Twitter, and it is known as its killer.[3]

Developer(s)Meta Platfroms
Initial releaseJuly 5, 2023; 10 months ago (2023-07-05)
SizeVaries per device
TypePhoto and video

Threads works "adjacent" to Instagram, as the users need to have an Instagram account and use the same name.[4] When Elon Musk bought Twitter in 2022, the workers of Meta talked about the creation of "Instagram Notes", a text-based feature of Instagram. They also talked about creating a separate and text-focused app, that gave a rise to the idea of creation of Threads.[5]


  1. "Threads app netted over 30 million users in less than 24 hours". Scripps News. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  2. "Threads: Thirty million join Meta's Twitter rival, Zuckerberg says". BBC News. 2023-07-05. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  3. Ghaffary, Shirin (2023-07-05). "What you need to know about Threads, Instagram's new Twitter killer app". Vox. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  4. Isaac, Mike (2023-07-05). "Threads, Instagram's 'Twitter Killer,' Has Arrived". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-07-06.
  5. "Meta appears poised to compete with Twitter with new app Threads". 2023-07-05.