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  • Writer's picturePritish Bagdi

Instagram's THREADS receives 30 million downloads in a few hours. Know how 'THREADS' works?

A New Way to Share With Text

  • Threads is a new Instagram app for sharing text updates and participating in public conversations.

  • You log in with your Instagram account, and postings can be up to 500 characters long, with links, photographs, and videos lasting up to 5 minutes.

  • Threads will soon be compatible with the open, interoperable social networks that we believe will determine the internet's future.

Pritish Bagdi

Threads is simple to use: simply log in using your Instagram account. Your Instagram username and verification will be carried across, and you will be able to customise your profile for Threads.

When they join Threads, everyone under the age of 16 (or under the age of 18 in some countries) is automatically assigned a private profile. You might opt to follow the same accounts you do on Instagram to locate additional people who share your interests. Threads supports the same fundamental accessibility features that are accessible 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 recommended content from new creators you haven't yet encountered. 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.

Meta build Threads with tools for facilitating healthy, fruitful conversations. Within Threads, you have control over who can mention you or respond to you. You can use hidden words, just like on Instagram, to filter out comments to your threads that contain specified terms. By pressing the three-dot menu, you can unfollow, block, restrict, or report a profile on Threads, and any profiles you've blocked on Instagram will be automatically blocked on Threads.

Mark Zuckerberg's communiqué on safety, "We take safety seriously, as we do with all Meta products, and we will enforce Instagram's Community Guidelines on content and interactions on the app. We've invested more than $16 billion in establishing the teams and technologies required to defend our users since 2016, and we're still committed to furthering our industry-leading integrity efforts and investments."

Further, he added, "Soon, we are planning to make Threads compatible with ActivityPub, the open social networking protocol established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the body responsible for the open standards that power the modern web. This would make Threads interoperable with other apps that also support the ActivityPub protocol, such as Mastodon and WordPress – allowing new types of connections that are simply not possible on most social apps today. Other platforms including Tumblr have shared plans to support the ActivityPub protocol in the future." "We're committed to giving you more control over your Threads audience; our objective is to collaborate with ActivityPub to provide you the choice to stop using Threads and move your material elsewhere. others using compatible apps will be able to follow and communicate with others on Threads without having a Threads account, ushering in a new era of diverse and interconnected networks. If you have a public profile on Threads, your postings will be accessible from other apps, allowing you to reach out to new individuals with little extra effort. If you have a private profile, you'll be able to accept Threads users who want to follow you and interact with your posts, just like you can on Instagram."

The brains behind the THREADS shares their joy and said, "In addition to working to make Threads compatible with the ActivityPub protocol, we'll be adding a number of new features soon to help you continue to discover threads and creators you're interested in, such as improved feed recommendations and a more robust search function that makes it easier to follow topics and trends in real-time. We're looking forward to hearing users' comments as we strive to develop new features and bring exciting new ways to engage on the app."

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