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Instagram’s Threads app, positioned as a text-based social media platform and seen as a potential rival to Twitter, has been launched and is now accessible to users in over 100 countries.

Threads will operate similarly to Twitter, featuring text-based posts that can be liked, commented on, and shared, as indicated by examples of screenshots on the App Store listing.

A message on Threads’ app store listing highlights that it is “where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today, to what’ll be trending tomorrow.”

Five things to expect from the app:

Followers

Threads will seamlessly transfer users’ existing Instagram followers and the following list, eliminating the necessity to build a community from the beginning.

Content

Threads will allow its users to follow and connect directly with their favourite creators and others who love the same things — or build loyal followers of your own to share your ideas, opinions, and creativity with the world.

Verification Badge

Meta, the parent company of Instagram Threads is likely to charge $14.99 as a monthly subscription for a blue tick verification for its app, and $11.99 for its web version.

Characters

Threads is closely connected with Instagram, and will likely experience similar character features of 125 caption characters, 150 characters for Bio, and 30 characters for user name.

Limits

Threads may likely not face reading limits but action limits of 500 actions a day (including following, unfollowing, and liking)

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