Mark Zuckerberg has recently unveiled Threads, an app designed by the Instagram team for text sharing. Threads offers a separate and real-time space for updates and public conversations, catering to both creators and casual users. The ultimate goal of Threads is to expand Instagram’s success in photo and video sharing to the realm of text, creating a positive and creative platform for self-expression. Users can connect with friends and like-minded individuals, including those already followed on Instagram. Safety features and user controls from Instagram can also be utilized on Threads.
Getting started with Threads is a breeze – users can simply log in using their existing Instagram account. Profiles can be customized specifically for Threads, while account verification and usernames from Instagram are carried over seamlessly. Users have the option to follow the same accounts as on Instagram, as well as find new connections based on shared interests. Threads also supports core accessibility features like screen reader support and AI-generated image descriptions.
The Threads feed showcases posts from followed individuals, along with recommended content from new creators. Posts can include up to 500 characters, along with links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes in length. Sharing Threads posts to Instagram stories or linking them to external platforms is incredibly simple. With its focus on text-based sharing, Threads aims to revolutionize how users engage and communicate with one another on social media.