Threads, an Instagram app 12+

Share ideas & trends with text

Instagram, Inc.

    • Free

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Did you miss us? We’re back. Starting this week, we’re testing a way to save posts.

Say more with Threads — Instagram’s text-based conversation app.

Threads is where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’ll be trending tomorrow. Whatever it is you’re interested in, you can follow and connect directly with your favorite creators and others who love the same things — or build a loyal following of your own to share your ideas, opinions and creativity with the world.

A few things you can do on Threads…

■ Access your Instagram followers
Your Instagram username and verification badge are reserved for you. Automatically follow the same accounts you follow on Instagram in a few taps, and discover new accounts too.

■ Share your point of view
Spin up a new thread to express what's on your mind. This is your space to be yourself, and you control who can reply.

■ Connect with friends and your favorite creators
Jump to the replies to get in on the action and react to commentary, humor and insight from the creators you know and love. Find your community and connect with people who care about whatever it is you’re interested in.

■ Control the conversation
Customize your settings and use controls to manage who can see your content, reply to your threads, or mention you. Accounts you’ve blocked will carry over from Instagram, and we’re enforcing the same Community Guidelines to help ensure everyone interacts safely and authentically.

■ Find ideas and inspiration
From TV recommendations to career advice, get answers to your questions or learn something new from crowd-sourced conversations, thought leaders and industry experts.

■ Never miss a moment
Stay on top of the latest trends and live events. Whether it’s about new music, movie premieres, sports, games, TV shows, fashion, or the latest product releases, find discussions and receive notifications any time your favorite profiles start a new thread.

■ Open social networking – coming soon
In the future, there will be ways to discover more content and reach wider audiences: we are planning features that allow you to search for, follow and interact with users on open, interoperable social networks that we believe can shape the future of the internet.

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What’s New

Version 320.0

We’re working fast to regularly update our app. To experience the newest features and improvements, download the latest version of the app.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
174K Ratings

174K Ratings

Reuel R ,

New, evolving, and fun!

Threads is still in its “new” phase, so it may not have every feature you want, yet. What it does have is millions of new users making new connections, and interacting for the most part in a refreshingly civil manner. There’s plenty of lively debate on every topic under the sun; most Threads communities preach proactively blocking trolls. It’s the threaders themselves that are making Threads a fun and friendly place.

New features are added nearly every week, yet the platform is granite stable. I’m skipping specifics so this review isn’t out of date in a couple of weeks. Eventually ads are expected (no free platform can last without revenue), but in 2023 Threads is building its user base and there are none. I’ll miss the ad-free experience when it ends.

Whether you come over from X, jump in from Instagram, or even dip your toe into social media for the first time, you’ll find Threads is a fun and engaging place to follow the famous and interact with the rest of us.

Boomerzp71 ,

Binding the two and inappropriate

When I had threads at first. I was seeing so many things people were getting away with. Nasty talk, showing way to much of themselves and I genuinely thought things out. On Instagram, I can get flagged for the simplist infraction. And that’s leaving a positive comment that just may have the word, “gay” in it. Talking about it in a positive way. But no matter the context, comments are rejected because of “guidelines”. Switch over to threads and it’s a free for all. I was thinking of dropping all together my Instagram. I’ve never used such a hypocritical site in my life. To leave a comment on a post that someone is showing way to much skin, or even swearing like crazy in the post. But get my comment taken down because of guidelines. Then take down that persons post. As it’s content itself goes against guidelines. Hold the same standard for all or don’t use that at all. There is so much filth on instagram. A LOT! Threads to me is a step up on the nasty scale. I was hit on, sent nasty things. That’s the reason I uninstalled it. They’re all running free in there doing and saying whatever they want. No! Both platforms need cleaned up, both of them do. There’s no way you can tell me that you all don’t know about these accounts unless we report them. If you stop me from making a comment on them, then you have to stop them from posting their nasty posts based on said guidelines.

Pure Hater ,

Poorly made app

If i could give it 0 stars I would. There are so many issues with this app. First of all, I couldn’t be logged into instagram and threads at the same time without getting automatically logged out of the other. The app in itself is poorly made, they made it so simple that it ended up not being user friendly. Forcing you to connect it to an instagram, keeping the same username,(some people enjoy privacy!), and impersonal timelines that are filled with unfunny verified accounts that are impossible to get rid of no matter how many you mute. You can’t even follow enough accounts you like to keep the stuff you don’t like off your timeline. Tried deactivating my threads account, not only will it not fully deactivate but you can’t remove the badge on your instagram no matter what you do, even though it tells you that you can. It just pops back up every time you restart the app or change tabs. I feel like i’m being forced to participate in something I no longer want to be a part of. This is such a terrible app I can barely put it into words. And to think that verified accounts had it before me and it still has all these issues is shocking. Very disappointing. Basically, if you like twitter, avoid this app. If you don’t like twitter, avoid this app. Even my LovenseRemote app is made better than threads.

App Privacy

The developer, Instagram, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Browsing History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Sensitive Info
  • Diagnostics
  • Other Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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