What is the Instagram Thread App & Its Features

Instagram Thread App
Instagram Thread App

Elon Musk take over Twitter last year and changed everything. Many other apps such as Bluesky create buzz but could not compete with Twitter. Recently Meta introduced a new app Instagram threads. 

With 5 million users signing up in just 5 hours, the Instagram Thread App breaks all the records. Now people use this app to experience smooth conversation. Even many people consider this app as a Twitter extension and create memes on it. Not only this, but the Instagram thread also break the record of ChatGPT which is 1 million users in 5 days.

What is Instagram Thread App ?

Instagram Threads is a newly launched app that allows its users to post text, videos, and links. You can also reply to and repost other users’ posts. Overall, it is an open conversation platform.

Application Instagram Thread App
Company Meta
Launched 6-July-2023
Operating System Android, iOS

How to use the Instagram Thread App 

Many people are still confused about why Meta launched this app. The main objective to launch this app is to enhance conversations instead of just posting content. 

Apart from this, you will find, the app’s design is sleek and mainly focuses on conversations. Some features such as reposting and replying resemble Twitter. Users can use threads to post any thoughts, visual content, or link.

It’s very easy to sign up on the Threads app. Their easy-to-follow-up sign-up is the secret sauce of the success of the Instagram Thread App. It touched the 2.35 billion user base of Instagram instead of building an audience from scratch. 

As people can easily sign up using their Instagram account even if they don’t need to enter their detail such as bio, the app automatically fetches information from Instagram. 

When you use to sign up on the thread app, you will get an Id, which is also reflected on your Instagram account. This Id badge tells your users that you are now available on the thread app.

Instagram Thread App
Instagram Thread App

Features of the Instagram Thread App

Let’s see some features of the Instagram thread app – 

  1. Tap on your Instagram Followers-

    Instagram thread provides you the option to connect with the same audiences which follow you on Instagram. This way you get your Instagram followers on your thread app.

  2. Share what you think-

    You can post anything from small text to long-form posts or any engaging video. As this is your space, you can share anything you want.

  3. Limit of 500 characters-

    Yes! you heard right. Generally, most social media apps have restrictions above 200 characters but on the thread app, you can post up to 500 characters which makes it a cool app for microblogging.

  4. Add Visuals & Links-

    The app has options to post photos, videos, or any link. You can post videos for up to 5 minutes which is such an awesome feature.

  5. Control & Customizations-

    The app has many other advanced features such as managing your content and you can also control all the replies to your post. All these customized features provide you safe space or community to interact with.

  6. Offers you inspiration-

    This crowd-sourced open conversation platform offers you to interact with others, learn from others and even you will find some cool awe-inspiring ideas from others.

What’s in the future?

In the future, Instagram thread planning to add some more features which helps you to search, follow and interact with more number of peoples easily.

Meta’s team is planning to develop a compatible networking protocol that makes the thread app interoperable with other social apps such as WordPress, Mastodon, and other decentralized social media apps.

How’s the Thread App different from Twitter

In this section, we will see some key differences between the Instagram Thread App and Twitter.

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  • The Instagram Threads app allows users to post texts of up to 500 characters. Twitter, on the other hand, only allows texts of up to 280 characters.
  • If you use Twitter, you’ll see that they have paid Blue Tick plans, which means if you are a free member, you only get limited features. But the Instagram thread is completely free for everyone, as it gives you many features for free.
  • In the Instagram Thread App, you can easily post long videos of up to 5 minutes. On Twitter, the maximum video size is 2 minutes and 20 seconds.
  • If you want to know what’s trending, you have to browse threads home feed, because that’s the only way to see the latest posts. On Twitter, you can check the trends on the Twitter homepage and also find the topic of your interest.
  • In the threads, you can easily scroll through each post as there are no ads to interrupt you while scrolling. As per the report from Bloomberg, the Instagram threads app launched without ad options to attract more users. But Twitter offers advertising options that allow you to promote any service or product.
  • Connor Hayes, vice president at Meta, said they launched Threads on the ActivityPub protocol, the same platform that Mastodon and other apps launched on. This means that in the coming days, users will also be interacting with a wider community, not just limited to Instagram.

How to download Thread App from Instagram

The Instagram Thread App can be easily downloaded for both Android as well as iOS. 

The Instagram Threads app for Android can be downloaded from Google Play Store. The Instagram Threads app iOS can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

Instagram Thread App
Instagram Thread App- Android Play Store
Instagram Thread App
Instagram Thread App- iPhone App Store

Key Instructions-

  • Open the Google play store or Apple App Store.
  • You will find so many thread apps but you have to find “Threads, an Instagram app”.
  • Now click and install it.
  • It only takes a few minutes to install the app.
  • Now open it and log in with your Instagram login credential or when click “Allow”, it automatically fetches all your Instagram details.
  • Now start using it.


Success on the Instagram Threads App depends on how much you use the app and learn about it. With a huge launch in more than 100 countries, the Threads app is becoming more widespread.

So what are you waiting for? Install the Instagram Thread App and experience seamless browsing like you have never seen before.

We hope this article will be helpful to you. Stay tuned for upcoming articles.

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