Mark Zuckerberg introduces an early version of Threads, an app developed by the Instagram team for text exchange. Threads provide a new, unique venue for real-time updates and public conversation, whether you’re a creator or a casual poster. Threads are being designed to be compatible with the open, interoperable social network we believe will shape the future of the Internet.
Instagram is used by billions of people worldwide to communicate through photos and videos. Therefore, Threads takes what Instagram does best and extends it to words, providing you with an enjoyable and creative platform to express yourself. Threads like Instagram allow you to follow and connect with friends and artists who share your interests, including people you follow on Instagram and elsewhere. You can also use the existing thread-safety features and user controls.
You can Join the Conversation on Instagram
Getting started with Threads is easy: just use your Instagram account to sign in. Your Instagram username and verification will continue with the option to customize your profile specifically for topics.
Everyone who is under the age of 16 (or under the age of 18 in some countries) is automatically assigned a private profile when they join Threads. You can choose to follow the same accounts you follow on Instagram to find more people who share your interests. Threads support the same fundamental accessibility features available on Instagram today, such as screen reader support and AI-generated image descriptions.
Threads feeds include threads posted by people you follow as well as stuff recommended by new creators you haven’t discovered yet. Posts can be up to 500 characters long and contain links, images, and videos that are up to 5 minutes long. You may quickly share a Threads post to your Instagram story or as a link on any other channel you like.
Tune Out the Noise
Threads are developed with features in mind to facilitate healthy, constructive interactions. Within threads, you have control over who can mention or reply to you. You can use hidden words, just like Instagram, to filter comments containing specified words in your thread. By pressing the three-dot menu, you can unfollow, block, restrict, or report a profile on Threads, and any profile you block on Instagram will automatically be blocked on Threads.
The thread takes security seriously, as they do with all of their products, and they will be implementing Instagram’s Community Guidelines on content and interactions on the app. They’ve invested over $16 billion since 2016 in building the teams and technologies needed to secure their users. And they are committed to advancing their industry-leading integrity efforts and investments to protect their communities.
Compatible with Interoperable Networks
They soon plan to make Threads compatible with ActivityPub, an open social networking protocol created by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the body responsible for the open standards that underpin the modern web. This will make Threads compatible with other applications that also support the ActivityPub protocol, such as Mastodon and WordPress, allowing for new connection types not available in most social applications today. Other platforms, including Tumblr, have shared plans to support the ActivityPub protocol in the future.
They are committed to giving you more control over your audience on Threads. So they plan to work with ActivityPub to provide you with the option to stop using Threads and move your content to another service. Thus, his vision is that people using compatible apps will be able to follow and interact with people on Threads without having a Threads account, and vice versa, ushering in a new era of diverse and interconnected networks. , If you have a public profile on Threads, it means that your posts will be accessible from other apps, allowing you to reach new people without any extra effort. If you have a private profile, you’ll be able to approve threads on users who want to follow you and interact with your content, similar to what you’d experience on Instagram.
Threads is the first Meta app to be compatible with open social media protocols. We hope that by joining this rapidly growing ecosystem of interoperable services, Threads will help people find their community, no matter what application they use.
What’s Next on Instagram Threads
Mark Zuckerberg launched Threads in over 100 countries today for iOS and Android. And people in those countries can download the app from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
In addition to working towards making Threads compatible with the ActivityPub protocol, they will soon be adding several new features to help you continue to discover the threads and creators you care about, including better recommendations in Feed and a more robust Search included. A function that makes it easy to follow topics and trends in real-time.
They’re excited to hear your feedback as they work to build new features and introduce fun new ways to engage on the app.
Thread is a new app created by the Instagram team for sharing text updates and joining public conversations. You log in using your Instagram account and posts can be up to 500 characters long and can include links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes long. Instagram is working on Threads that will soon be compatible with the open, interoperable social network we believe could shape the future of the Internet.