Hey, this is Threads – a new app for keeping up with your close friends. It's the place for you to quickly share photos, videos, statuses, and Stories with your Instagram Close Friends list.
Close Friends Only
Threads works with the people on your Close Friends list, so you're in control of who can reach you on the app. You can create and edit your list anytime on Instagram or Threads.
You can share photos and videos lightning fast. Use camera shortcuts to send them to your close friends in just two taps.
Share What You're Up To with Status
You can choose from a selection of pre-set statuses, create your own, or enable automatic status, which shares little bits of context with your friends. You can choose whether to use status, and only your close friends will see your status.
Continue Using Instagram
Messages from your Close Friends will now appear in Threads, but you will still have access them on Instagram.
The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Enjoying the app but
I tried the app when I heard about it and I’m enjoying it so far. It’s smooth and not buggy, I haven’t been using the camera as much and I’ve read a couple reviews and found out that it’s been crashing so I would suggest you work on that. However I’m here because whenever I type something and accidentally leave the chat. Whatever I have typed would be deleted and I’ll have to retype everything again. As someone who moves to different apps all the time, it is very annoying to retype everything all over again just because I left the app and it has cleared what I typed. Hope you can work on this quickly.
Okay, but, why?
Threads is a lot like Facebook Messenger, but without the games. You can messsage people and send pictures. These functions are available in the regular Instagram app, though, so what’s the point of Threads? There are also no filters. So the camera can get really boring really quickly if, like me, you don’t have much to send. I like the idea of themes, but the options currently available are very limited, and there isn’t a “custom” option. I don’t get what the point of this app is, but it just launched. Maybe after a few updates the purpose of the app will become evident.
who’s going to use this?
Unless you’re always updating your close friends list, or maybe wanna post something a little scandalous you don’t want your mom seeing, everything Threads is, is built into Instagram to begin with, and that’s where I see the app failing to take off.
People want everything under one umbrella. So far Instagram has every major aspect of a successful social media app, and trying to off load the sharing aspect of social media to a whole separate app is just a bad idea.
The camera sends whatever you snap directly to your close friends story, so you there’s no way to send anything to your main story. The whole point of this app is the close friends list.
However, if for the very specific reason that you only want your close friends in one inbox, you’re going to love it, and it might make you value and use your close friends story.
- Instagram, Inc.
- 56.2 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © Facebook, Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.