Is the new Meta Threads more than just rip off?
The text-based Twitter competitor Threads from Meta has officially started The software launched on Wednesday in more than 100 nations' Apple and Android app stores, however its release in Europe was postponed due to worries over data protection Despite this, it had amassed more than 30 million sign-ups within roughly 18 hours after its introduction, presenting the first significant challenge to Twitter, owned by Elon Musk.
Is Threads only a Twitter clone?
In certain senses, this is correct. The new program is somewhat similar to Twitter in the sense that it enables users to like, share, and comment on brief text updates. Nevertheless, some of the terminology has been modified, such as the fact that retweets are now known as "reposts" and tweets are known as "threads."
Posts may be up to 500 characters, which is nearly twice as long as a tweet, and they can include links, photographs, and videos that are up to five minutes in length, as stated in a blog post on the Meta website.
One of the most significant differences between Threads and Twitter is that it does not have any direct messaging tools.
Concerns regarding the future of Twitter have arisen as a direct result of the inconsistent control that Musk has over the social media network at the same time that Meta is launching its new product. Threads has the potential to become the major mode of communication for governmental institutions, corporations, and even celebrities.
"I think there need to be a public conversations app with more than one billion users, but it will take some time for it to happen. Twitter has had the opportunity to do this, but it has not yet done it successfully. In a post on Threads, Zuckerberg expressed his belief that we need to.
Even though Threads is not a startup, the company is nevertheless interested in Twitter's user base. Because it is based on Instagram, which is owned by Meta, it sidesteps the problem of having to begin from scratch and provides Threads with access to an audience that already numbers in excess of 2 billion people.
It may be easy for consumers to integrate it into their routines given that they can log in using the same credentials as Instagram and follow the same profiles.
In a post published on Thursday, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri said that the service is intended for "public conversations" and that the company is working to "bring some of what we've built for photos and videos on Instagram to Threads with text." Mosseri made these statements in reference to Instagram Threads.
He proceeded by stating that it was Meta's aim that users would conduct their conversations on the platform in a "friendly and open" way.
According to Mosseri, Meta is also working on incorporating the ActivityPub protocol, which is the engine that drives the Mastodon server and network. ActivityPub might one day make it possible for Instagram users to integrate their followers into Threads.
Investors were ecstatic about the possibility that Threads' links to Instagram may supply it with an existing user base and advertising infrastructure. Analysts said that this was the reason investors were so excited. That might cost rivals like Twitter a significant amount of money in advertising revenue.
After the release of the new "Threads" program, "Twitter" threatens to sue Meta.
Twitter has vowed to take legal action against the Threads app, which was issued by Meta, the owner of Facebook, and garnered more than 30 million subscribers in the first 18 hours after it was released.
In addition, it was stated by media outlets in the United States that Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg was informed of this development in a letter sent to him by Alex Spiro, an attorney representing Twitter.
In the letter that Spiro sent to Meta, he requested that Meta immediately stop exploiting any trade secrets or other top-secret data, and he said that Twitter would actively protect its intellectual property rights.
In the letter that Spiro sent to Meta, he accused the firm of hiring former Twitter employees who were acquainted with the company's trade secrets and other top-secret material, or who still had access to this information.
On Thursday, the programs that were available for free in Apple's "App Store" in both the United States and the United Kingdom were headed by Threads, which has been dubbed the "Twitter killer."
A spokesperson for Meta named Andy Stone wrote a post for Threads in which he said that "no one on the Threads engineering team was a former Twitter employee."
In addition, a former high-ranking employee at Twitter revealed to Reuters that he was unaware of any previous employment with Threads.
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The owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, replied to a tweet about the news by writing, "Competition is OK, but cheating isn't." Cheating is a violation of Twitter's rules.
Meta owns both Facebook and Instagram, and the user interface of its new service, Threads, is evocative to that of the microblogging service provided by Twitter.
After months of back-and-forth criticism between Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, and Mark Zuckerberg, who both stated their intention to battle against one another in a mixed martial arts match in Las Vegas, the program was finally made available to the public.
The same year that Musk purchased Twitter for $ 44 billion, a multitude of competitors entered the market.
Since he acquired the well-known social networking site, Musk has made a series of questionable decisions that have alienated members of the community as well as advertising.
The most recent measure that Musk has implemented is one that limits the number of tweets that users are able to view in a single day.