Things are once again heating up in the battle of the tech billionaires after last week’s bizarre-o news cycle, which reported a possible mixed martial arts cage match between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg in the Roman Coliseum (if this isn’t proof we’re living in a simulation, we don’t know what is).
The Meta CEO has just launched Threads, a new app that some are calling a Twitter killer. The launch was a genius marketing move by Zuckerberg, who is capitalizing on both his name in the headlines and the fact that Twitter users are currently unhappy with being limited to reading a set number of tweets a day.
At its core, Threads is basically a Twitter clone for sharing text posts but integrated with Instagram, which means your profile data, followers, and security features automatically port over when you sign into Threads with your Instagram account.
Threads is still in its early stages of development, with daily updates all but guaranteed as they iron out any bugs. It has the potential to be a powerful tool for staying connected and possibly dethroning Twitter as the de facto app for shooting off thoughts and observations.
If you’re an avid Twitter user, it’s worth checking out the differences between the two apps, if you’ve never tweeted before but love Instagram, now is the perfect time to try out the text-based social media. The user interface feels extremely familiar and lets you post both vertical and horizontal videos, so you’re no longer chained to a single aspect ratio.
That wraps it up for this list of must-know information about Meta’s latest app offering. Happy Threading!