Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter Alternative, Threads, Receives Mixed Reactions with Over 10 Million Sign-Ups
Mark Zuckerberg’s latest venture, Threads, touted as an alternative to Twitter, has garnered significant attention, with more than 10 million users signing up. However, the app’s launch has been met with a mixed reaction from users and memes.
Threads, which allows users to submit text up to 500 characters, five minutes of video, and images, officially debuted at midnight in the UK. While some users have embraced the new platform, others have taken to memes to criticize the app and its features.
As Threads gains traction in the social media landscape, the response to Zuckerberg’s creation remains varied. With millions of sign-ups, the app is undoubtedly making its mark, but only time will tell how it will fare against its competitors.
Everyone running back to twitter after trying Threads App for 5 Min 😂 pic.twitter.com/5OtPHkWJFA
— ɅMɅN DUВΞY 🇮🇳 (@imAmanDubey) July 6, 2023
Twitter Users Express Frustration with ‘Bugs’ and ‘Lack of Basic Features’ on Threads, Mark Zuckerberg Celebrates 5 Million Sign-Ups
Threads, Mark Zuckerberg’s alternative to Twitter, has faced criticism from Twitter users who complained about various ‘bugs’ and the perceived ‘lack of basic features’ on the app. Some users even shared amusing GIFs, humorously suggesting that people would eventually return to Twitter after trying Threads.
Despite the criticism, Zuckerberg proudly announced today that Threads had surpassed 5 million sign-ups in just the first four hours of its launch. He expressed his vision for Threads, stating his desire for a public conversations app with over 1 billion users. Zuckerberg believes Twitter had the opportunity to achieve this, but so far, hasn’t quite nailed it. He hopes Threads will fill this gap.
As Threads continues to gain attention and users, the app’s development team may need to address the concerns raised by users to compete effectively in the social media landscape.
seeing the people you know from twitter on threads pic.twitter.com/JvnbNvCcWc
— Jeffery Perkins (@JefferyxBball) July 6, 2023
The new app is the latest chapter in the rivalry between Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, who bought Twitter in October.
Last month, the pair – two of the world’s most high-profile billionaires – agreed to take each other on in a cage fight in an exchange that went viral on social media.
Everyone running back to twitter after trying threads pic.twitter.com/dcXd2uWywL
— Danny (@jonathansiris) July 6, 2023
10 mins in to threads App
Me coming Back to Twitter 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/VSeyywM5l8
— TYAGI RETURN (@ReturnTyagi) July 6, 2023
Elon Musk Tweets about Meta’s Threads App, Offering an Alternative to Instagram and Twitter
Elon Musk recently tweeted about Meta’s new app, Threads, expressing his preference for it over Instagram. Threads allows users to use their Instagram login to get started and connect with friends and influencers based on shared interests. In the UK, users under 18 automatically default to a private profile when they join.
The app’s feed includes threads from followed users and recommended content from new creators. Users have control over mentions and replies, with the ability to filter out specific words from replies. Blocking, restricting, and reporting options are also available.
Meta plans to enable interaction for non-Threads users in the future, aiming for a more interconnected network. Public profile posts will be accessible from other apps, while private profile users will have to approve new followers.
Social media consultant Matt Navarra sees Threads as the first credible threat to Twitter, offering users an exit option from the platform. By building off Instagram’s existing social graph, Threads allows users to kick-start their following without starting from scratch.
While users desire change, public opinions on Meta and Instagram may influence adoption due to concerns about Mark Zuckerberg’s association with the platform.
The launch of Threads follows Twitter’s announcement to limit TweetDeck access to paid verified users, and Musk’s earlier announcement of limiting users to 600 posts per day.