Threads is Meta’s Twitter competitor and launches on July 6

Facebook parent company Meta has revealed its upcoming Twitter competitor, Threads, which is slated to launch on July 6, 2023.

Twitter is gearing up for a take on Threads as it navigates a tumultuous period under CEO Elon Musk, and it comes just days after the social media platform announced the implementation of temporary daily limits. This puts TweetDeck behind a paywall for 30 days.

Threads is currently available for pre-order Apple App Store And this Google Play Store, You can do something fun on Instagram to prepare for Thursday. All you have to do is open instagram and search for ‘Threads’ and when you do, a red ticket will appear to the right of the search bar.

When you click on Tickets, you’ll receive a shareable virtual ticket that includes the thread’s start time (July 6 at 7am PT/10am ET) and a countdown, QR code and link that will allow you to pre-order. app and your Instagram name and photo. You can rotate it and it has a nice shimmering effect with the Threads logo.

“Say more with Threads — Instagram’s text-based conversation app,” reads the official description. “Threads are a place where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you love today to the topics that will be trending tomorrow. You can follow what you love and connect directly with your favorite creators and others who love it. Things – or you can share your ideas, opinions and creativity with the world. Build a loyal following.”

Threads also ensures that your Instagram username can be instantly discovered by your followers once they join the platform.

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While it’s exciting to know that a new social media platform is coming, some people worry about the data on threads it collects. If you view Threads’ Apple App Store page, you confirm that the following data may be collected and linked to your identity; Health and Fitness, Financial Information, Contact Information, User Interaction, Browsing History, Usage Data, Discovery, Purchases, Location, Contacts, Search History, Identifiers, Personal Information and Other Data.

However, it is important to note that Twitter has the majority of these links and not just health and fitness, financial information, vital information and other data.

There are many Twitter alternatives out there, including Bluesky, Mastodon, and more, but Threads definitely has the advantage of building on the work they’ve done by advertising to over two billion monthly active Instagram users. site and on Facebook.

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Adam Pankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst And on traction.

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