Big news in the social media world! I wanted to share with you the latest buzz: Meta (formerly known as Facebook) has launched an exciting new app called "Threads by Instagram."
Intrigued? I thought so! Let's dive in and explore what this app is all about.
What the heck is Threads? 🧵
Meta describes Threads as “a brand-new app created by the Instagram team, designed specifically for sharing text updates and joining public conversations”.
According to Mark Zuckerberg himself, they noticed a gap in the market and wanted to fill it, inspired by what Twitter has been doing.
How do you sign up for Threads?
To sign up for Threads, all you need is an Instagram account. The app is built upon Instagram, almost like an extension.
Simply go to your Instagram profile, click on the three lines in the upper right-hand corner, and you'll find the Threads link. It will guide you through the sign-up process.
Heads up to those in the E.U. - Threads is not yet available, likely because of the E.U.’s stricter privacy laws.
Tap into Your Existing Instagram Audience
Here's the exciting part: Threads is linked to Instagram, so you won't be starting from scratch.
You can follow all the same people you do on Instagram, and they can do the same for you.
Seamless Content Sharing with Instagram
With Threads, any post you create can be effortlessly shared to your Instagram Stories or feed.
Just click on the airplane icon, and voila!
This feature has personally helped me show up more on Instagram, and it might do wonders for you too.
Boost Your Instagram Following 🚀
What suprises me is that Threads has already led to some audience growth on my Instagram account.
The reason? Your Threads profile includes a link to your Instagram, making it easier for people to find and follow you.
No Grid Pressure
Unlike Instagram's visual grid, Threads adopts a more Twitter-like approach, allowing people to scroll through your posts.
Say goodbye to the pressure of maintaining a perfectly curated aesthetic and embrace the freedom of thought-sharing.
As an introvert, I'm absolutely loving this!
Replies and Conversations 💬
Similar to Twitter, Threads allows you to see not only someone's posts but also their replies.
This is fantastic for two reasons: you might stumble upon golden nuggets in the replies, and it helps you discover other like-minded accounts.
Just another way Threads is putting the focus on fostering meaningful conversations and connections.
Coffee Shop Vibes ☕️
Threads exudes a super casual and conversational atmosphere.
I've noticed that people I follow on other social apps are more relaxed and open here.
It's a fantastic way to get to know them better and establish a stronger connection.
Plus, there's less pressure and judgment, allowing your true personality to shine. Embrace your quirks!
Should You Sign Up? Here's My Take.
I know there are two camps when it comes to new social apps: some people find it overwhelming and prefer to stick with what they already have, while others fear missing out and jump on every new trend.
Here's my perspective:
The digital marketing landscape is always evolving, and new platforms will continue to emerge.
However, Threads is different.
It's launched by one of the social media giants and has already garnered significant attention within just 72 hours (over 80 million users, at the time of writing).
I see Threads as an opportunity to showcase my personality, engage in conversations, build connections and community, and test out new ideas and content.
Worst case scenario, it helps me become more comfortable putting myself "out there."
Best case scenario, it leads to remarkable growth and exciting opportunities.
So, here’s to embarking on this new adventure! I'm eager to see where Threads takes us. 😊