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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.

Share Instantly
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.

What’s New

Version 1.1.27

The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
743 Ratings

743 Ratings

TinyKookie ,

ok, i’m listening

i was expecting to hate the app when i first heard it was being released. like: what’s the point of it, yknow? but now that ive downloaded it i’m actually Really liking it. theres a lot of room for improvement but it’s a good start and i think i’ll be sticking around!! (i also think this is really going to ease up my data usage, because its in a whole separate app)

bugs/needed improvements:
• if someone has linked an instagram post in their story and you click on it, it crashes the app
• voice messages should be added, like they are in the insta app
• you cant mute videos from in the app.. feel like this is kinda an essential for posting stories
• statuses are pretty useless as of now.. unless all your close friends have threads too then theres literally no point to them.. they just seem a little silly as of now (‘:


ToothyLeon ,

Merge this app with insta

The features I’ve seen in Threads have so much lovely design. I love the animations and the UI is clean. Why can’t you just merge this with instagram dms instead? The dms lack a lot of features to begin with to compete with other messaging platforms such as Telegram, Messenger from Facebook, and WhatsApp. The fact that you had to make a whole other app just for messaging seems like a step back. Instead of giving these features to a wider range of people. This app is good no doubt but I feel like the function is flawed given that I have to switch between apps just so I can change my status. Even then I want more people to see it other than my close friends. The status feature could be so useful. These are all personal preferences and views on how Instagram can be better. Merging this app into Instagram dms would save a whole lot of time.

Jotsan Martinez ,

My Review for Threads

I’ve downloaded the app since the day it launch. Although it’s a really neat app it’s lacking features. I tried sending GIF’s and it doesn’t work, i sent voice notes and noticed you can’t skip forward the the recordings. Facebook owns Whatsapp, messenger, instagram, and threads. With all that being said what is the purpose of having 3 MESSAGING apps with different names on them? Why not merged all 3 of then together and make it one messaging app with all the features, options, and customization of all 3?

All thought it’s fluid and has some nice colors the most i’d give it is a 3 stars. I’d give Whatsapp and messenger 3 stars as well, adl me why? Well because why the need of 3 messaging apps? They all serve the same purpose “communication” now merge’em until then my stars stay as 3 stars.


Instagram, Inc.
82.8 MB

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 Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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