Threads vs. Twitter: Comparing the App features

Threads vs. Twitter: Comparing the App features

Threads: A New Way to Share with Text


Threads, Twitter’s most formidable rival, has launched on July 6, 2023 by the CEO of Meta Platforms, Mark Zuckerberg. Within the launch of 5 days, Meta’s this new app has reached 100 million users, surpassing ChatGPT as the fastest-growing consumer product.

|Meta Threads

Meta’s Threads is a micro-blogging platform that allows you to share short text updates in the form of “threads.” You can’t sign up on Threads unless you have an Instagram account. 

Meta has introduced Threads as Instagram’s “text-based conversation app.” This app is made to meet the unique demands of Instagram users. Threads is gaining popularity as “Twitter killer” owing to its unique features such as real-time message creation and sharing.

Threads vs. Twitter: What are the biggest differences?

Post Length500 characters280 characters(non-verified)
Video limit5 mins2 min 20 sec
Direct MessagingNo Yes
Hashtags NoYes
Trending StoriesNo Yes
VerificationYes(Via Instagram)No*
Embedded post linksNoYes
Feed StructureSingleMultiple
AvailabilitySmartphone / TabletAll kinds of devices
*Paid Subscription in Twitter offers edit feature, more character strength and verification

Threads: And the battle ensues….

Threads witnessed a remarkable surge in popularity, collecting over 30 million sign-ups in a mere 18-hour period. Twitter had a monopoly over the micro-blogging concept, but with the launch of Threads, it became the only rival to the social media platform. Twitter and Threads seem same, but they are a different experience altogether for a user. Twitter is established as a versatile platform over the years, though Threads has a long way to go!!