Threads, an Instagram app 12+

Share ideas & trends with text

Instagram, Inc.

    • Free

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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 310.0

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

3.9 out of 5
68.8K Ratings

68.8K Ratings

🦄🦄Kawaii🦄🦄 ,

Promising so far, but needs a few tweaks

Downloaded yesterday and I’m enjoying it for what it is so far; sign-up was super easy since you can import all your data from Instagram, and I love how you can directly access other accounts’ Insta pages to follow them there too.

My only issue is that the app feels a little bare-bones as of now. I understand it’s brand new and will be in the process of developing itself over time, but I’d love to see a bit more in terms of interface. The app feels a bit empty without a proper tagging system and it’s extremely hard for me to find new content and users to follow because my feed is mostly people I already follow on Instagram (plus random verified accounts and one or two new creators I find interest in). Please consider implementing a hashtag or keyword function for the Search bar (or maybe even an Explore page), and I’d probably find a lot more interest in the app!

Overall, this is a pretty decent start and I’m interested to see where it goes next… and to have a place to post my 3 AM intrusive thoughts.

lopexlove ,

good for a start

this app has an amazing feel , i really enjoy the layout it has , just generally how things are set up . but , there are many things i think should be added to updates further down the road . first off , theres no trending page . one of the things that was very useful to most people on twitter was the trending page , which is now replaced with a "who to follow" section , which shows up on your timeline as well . also , no dms !!! i get that its an instagram app , but i hate having to go back and forth between apps just to message someone . another issue i have is how you cannot set up and an account without having instagram , and how you cannot delete your threads account without deleting your instagram account . like i said , i understand that its connected , but itd feel a little more freeing , i guess , having the accounts be separate , or at LEAST being able to change your name/username without going into the instagram app . ALSOO , i hate how your timeline isnt , or is at least very hard to get , tailored to you . ive followed many , many people , and still get random people or celebrities ive never heard of popping up on my feed , with jokes or sayings i have no interest in . maybe its because the app is new , but i feel like a lot of other apps have adapted a lot quicker . despite these downsides though , i think the app is great . for what it has already , i havent noticed any actual issues with using it . no bugs or anything .

Proteus846 ,

Might be good, but there are concerns

I’ve been hoping for something to replace Twitter and Facebook for awhile now (since Twitter was ruined and Facebook has been less and less personal for years) — so naturally Threads intrigued me. So far I’m cautiously optimistic, but it does bother me that it’s owned by Facebook/Instagram and the app is very minimal at the start. So we’ll see how it goes.

My wife and I both downloaded Threads within 24 hours of each other. I’ve had a positive experience with it so far, but for some reason her account showed her some very questionable stuff (three posts in around thirty seconds of scrolling). I’m guessing this is because I follow more accounts so I don’t see posts from unfollowed accounts, but it could also be due to Instagram privacy/security settings since many of those sync over.

My main concern at this point is with content visibility control. When someone I follow replies to someone I don’t, I should see a button to show the original post and not the full post by default. There should not be random posts on the feed, especially when they highlight risqué photos. Some people may like seeing unrelated posts, but there needs to be a simple control for seeing this or not. As it stands, my wife has deactivated her account already (less than ten minutes of use) and I may be following suit rather shortly. I understand it’s very new still, but this is important and needs to be addressed promptly for the sake of users and the platform.

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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