Threads, a new application seen as a rival to Twitter, was launched today. We have compiled the frequently asked questions about Threads and their answers for you.
The announcement of the Threads application coincided with a turbulent period for Twitter. Interestingly, Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and owner of Meta, made this announcement on Twitter. What’s intriguing is that Mark is sharing a post on Twitter for the first time in 11 years. It seems like the swords were drawn with this application.
Is Twitter losing its popularity?
It is claimed that Twitter’s value has dropped to 15 billion dollars after the arrogant billionaire Elon Musk bought the Twitter application for 44 billion dollars.
While the “blue tick” on Twitter used to signify a verified account, Elon Musk sold this feature to the highest bidder. In other words, Twitter, which initially emerged as a platform for free expression, has started to cater to those with money.
Lastly, Twitter introduced a paid membership system and reduced the number of tweet views. Of course, those who pay the fee can view more tweets.
With Twitter in such a state, Meta may have sought to fill this void by launching Threads, which has a similar interface to Twitter.
Is Threads available in European countries due to data laws?
Threads is currently available for iPhone and Android, but before downloading it, you should be aware that Mark Zuckerberg and his company Meta are constantly criticized for data privacy issues.
A quick look at the terms on the Apple App Store reveals that the Threads app seeks access to things such as health and fitness information, financial information, contact information, location data, and even your web browsing history.
These pieces of information can be used to target you with advertisements, and it could be a significant reason why the application has not been made available in the European Union. People living in Ireland, France, Spain, and Italy still cannot access the Threads app from the app store. The biggest obstacle for Threads is believed to be the implementation of the EU’s Digital Markets Act, which contains provisions regarding the sharing of user data across different platforms.
What is Threads?
In simple terms, Threads is an application developed by Meta, where you can sign up with your Instagram credentials, and it is considered as a Twitter clone.
Considering that Twitter, after being acquired by the wealthy and arrogant Elon Musk, has imposed many restrictions within the application and has constantly directed its users towards paid memberships, we believe that Meta’s application could be successful.
Threads breaking download records According to Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement, 10 million people downloaded and signed up for the application within 8 hours.
We downloaded the application from the app store. We downloaded the application, and it listed our existing Instagram accounts. We selected one and tried to sign up, and this time it was successful. We opened the official Threads account for the Wojdo website. You can follow us from there.
Now, let’s answer some frequently asked questions about Threads.
How to create a profile on Threads?
To create a profile on Threads, you need to sign in with your Instagram account. After downloading the Threads app for Android or iOS, simply click on the “Log in with Instagram” option.
How can I edit my Threads profile?
After creating a profile, you will see the option to “Import from Instagram” on the screen. You can transfer your existing Instagram profile information by selecting this option. Additionally, once you open your profile page, you will find the “Edit Profile” section where you can change your name, add a bio and a link, and even change your profile picture.
How can I change my Threads username (URL)?
Unfortunately, you cannot change your username on Threads. Instead, your username on Threads will be the same as your Instagram username. If you change your username on Instagram, it will automatically change on Threads as well.
How can I follow my Instagram friends on Threads?
When you create your account, the friends list that appears is your existing friends on Instagram. You can import these friends to Threads. To do this, you need to sign in to your profile and click on the two lines in the upper right corner. From this menu, you can make various changes to the app and also invite and follow your friends.
How can I create content on Threads?
If you are already a Twitter user, you can create content on Threads without any difficulty. The logic and design of the application have been copied from Twitter. If it weren’t for the different logo, you wouldn’t even notice that you switched apps.
What is the maximum character limit for Threads posts?
There are limits in this new application as well. Posts can have a maximum of 500 characters. These posts can include links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes long.
Replying to and liking other people’s posts.
If someone’s Threads profile is public, you can like and reply to their posts even if you don’t follow them. However, with private profiles, only the followers of that person can interact with their posts.
Using Threads with multiple Instagram accounts.
You can create a profile on Threads for each of your Instagram accounts. However, if you add multiple Threads profiles, you will need to log out to switch between them. Yes, the application still has many shortcomings.
Can I prevent others from mentioning me on Threads?
You can change your mention settings to select who can mention you. If someone who is not in the audience you’ve chosen tries to mention you, they will see that you don’t allow everyone to mention you. To do this, go to Privacy settings and click on the Mentions button.
Can I mute people?
When you mute someone you’re following, you won’t see their updates or replies. However, you can still follow their profiles without them knowing that you’ve muted them.
Can I restrict people?
Yes. When you restrict someone, you won’t receive any notifications about their interactions with your content, including liking, replying, reposting, or quoting it. Even if you’re not following someone on Threads, you can restrict any profile on the platform, and the person won’t receive a notification about it.
Can I hide the number of likes?
Yes. After sharing a post, you can hide the number of likes. To do this, go to your profile, click on the three-dot icon next to the post count, and select the relevant option.