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Threads is a fast and easy way to update and stay up-to-date with your close friends.

Focus on Close Friends
- See messages, statuses and stories from close friends first.

See Your Instagram Messages
- You can chat with anyone on Instagram from Threads, even if they don't have Threads.

Set a Status to Share What You're Up To
- Create a status for only your close friends to see on Instagram and Threads.

Create Video Notes
- Automatically add captions to anything you say when you record a video.

Send Photos Faster
- Quickly send photos and videos to your close friends right from your camera.

Choose Your Own Theme
- Personalize the color of your app and icon.

What’s New

Version 1.2.43

The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

alex63542 ,

Love the concept but has some issues

I’m so glad Threads exists as an alternative to Instagram because I used to waste so much time scrolling through posts when all I really use it for is to message friends anyway. Still, there are some issues and missing functions that I hope will be updated.
Notifications are wonky and sometimes fail to go away no matter how many times I open a photo or even restart the app. I have to open Instagram and view the messages there to remove the notification. This is very annoying. I also hate the fact that the app opens to the camera screen, this just slows down my phone and more often than not I’m not sending photos to my friends. Just take me straight to my messages.
I loved the recent-ish update to Instagram that added themes to DMs, so why can’t threads show themes?
These are some issues that need to be fixed before Threads can work the way it was intended, as a stand-alone messaging app.

IsabelleLaRivere ,

Everything I need from instagram in one place- perfect for students!

This app surpassed my expectations. The layout is great, no distractions: essentially, this app is everything but Instagram posts in a user’s feed. Direct messages are very easy to access and are organized by friends to make it super simple to find conversations. The layout within the messages is very simple as well but still keeps the main Instagram functions including the reactions with emojis. Adding to a story is simple enough as well (although I rarely use it in general), and I enjoy the separated stories from close friends away from the rest, organized by time of publication.

The only part I wish were improved would be the view when someone sends a reel through messages. It’s not a big problem but the cut of the reel remains the same as a square post even if the reel has content on the top or bottom (and if you have the app, you can open it normally there).

This app has replaced the Instagram app on my phone since I love the clean finish and organization throughout. Highly recommend to anyone that wants the main features of Instagram, wants to stay social without spending hours scrolling mindlessly, or just wants to keep the messaging feature without much else. There are also some neat touches- like the status, which is a fun way to start conversations or see how others are going. Amazing.

mateja.mm ,

Don't read the reviews, it was updated!

I see a lot of other reviews mention missing features and whatnot. The app must've been recently updated, since I didn't find anything missing (well, except chat themes) from the regular app. DMs to everyone, camera filters, replies and custom emoji replies, pretty much everything. It even has some features that the regular app doesn't have, like a way to see a list of all sent images in a chat.

I was literally think the other day "wouldn't it be cool if the communication part of ig was available as a separate app?" And lo and behold, this thing was brought to my attention! Truly ideal if you constantly find yourself opening ig to reply to a message only to have yourself sucked into the feed and finding two hours later that you didn't even do the thing that you intended in the first place. This is a great solution for procrastinators alike. Procrastinators who also need to reply to people's messages.

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