As promised, Threads, Meta’s answer to Twitter, was released. The app came out last Thursday and was a big hit right away. More than 10 million people around the world have downloaded it. The app comes out as a major competitor to Twitter, which is 16 years old.
Now, a lot of people are wondering if Threads will be able to beat Twitter and take the place of Elon Musk’s social media or if it will be forgotten soon. If you still want to know how the Threads app is different from Twitter, here are some of the most important ways in which they are different. Even though their ideas are close, they are not the same. Because of these differences, the two apps might be able to work together, but it will be up to the users to decide.
Threads by Meta is similar to Twitter in how it looks. But not everyone on the Internet agrees with the idea that “Threads will kill Twitter.” So, we thought it would be helpful to list some of the ways these two systems are different.
The Top 5 Differences Between Threads And Twitter
Here are the 5 major differences b/w Threads and Twitter.
Twitter is a website that has been around for 16 years and has grown in popularity for this easy reason. But it quickly adapted to smartphones by making apps for Android and iOS as soon as mobile browsing became the norm.
2. Linking Accounts
You can use more than one way to sign in to Twitter. You can choose your email address, your phone number, or just your login. The account is separate from any other app and is not linked to it. It just takes information from the logs.
3. Price And Verification
Before Musk took over, the main way to use Twitter was for free, and the registration process was part of this. But since Elon Musk took over, he has been pushing the Twitter Blue subscription, which makes it harder for some people to use Twitter for free. Twitter Blue users can now get more words and no ads, and the blue mark for proof is now part of the plan.
Meta did the same thing as Instagram, but its only service is the proof mark. Threads proof came from Instagram, so it only has a blue tick mark, while Twitter Blue has a blue tick mark and more. Both sites charge almost the same price, which is $8.
4. Multimedia Posts On Twitter And Threads
Both sites let users share links to websites, videos, and pictures. One person can also post GIFs to both sites. But you have to save the GIF to your camera roll before you can post it on Threads. On Threads, you can also post more pictures and movies at once. Each tweet can only have up to four things. You can also share up to 10 things in a single post on Threads, which is similar to how Instagram’s “carousel” posts work.
5 – Limit On Text And Feed Cutting
The fact that you can only send 140 characters made Twitter famous. Social media gave people a new way to share their ideas on the web. With this limit, people would have to be able to say what they think quickly. Later, the number was changed to 280, and with Twitter Blue, the cap is gone.
Users can post up to 500 characters in a thread, which is a good amount as a norm. There is no way to text someone secretly on Threads, other than the limited number of messages. At least for now, Twitter’s Direct Messages (DM) don’t work on Threads.
One Last thing:
We can say that Twitter and Threads are still different in some important ways. For now, we can’t say that Threads is the “Twitter killer” that some users were talking about. The app looks like it will provide a similar experience, but it’s still in its early stages. Some important features are missing that could make the site more appealing than its main competitor.
We think that both Threads and Twitter will be around for a while. It’s up to the people who made and care for them to decide which one will win.