Threads app surfaces on Google Play Store for Android

Threads app

Instagram has reportedly uploaded information about the new Threads app on Google Play Store. The dedicated page provided screenshots including the steps required to work with the app. However, the app is not available for download on Android or iOS platforms. The app was also spotted on Apple’s App Store with the same information. According to a tech portal, the Threads app will be available for download on July 6. We don’t have any information as to whether the app will be available in a phased manner or widely across the world.

Threads app strong competitor

The launch of Threads will be a big setback for Twitter since the app will compete strongly with the micro-blogging platform. Instagram enables you to share images and short videos. With the help of the Threads app, you will be able to post content along with the relevant media and hashtags. We have to see how the new Threads app spans out. It’s unlikely that the Threads app will pose any threat to Twitter. You should note that Twitter has evolved over the years and no app can replace it entirely.

The integration of Threads with Instagram will be helpful because people can make use of the same usernames including access to the entire network of Instagram followers. According to the official listing, the Threads app is a place whether communities come together to discuss topics you care about today. Moreover, you can also analyze the trending topics of tomorrow. You will be able to follow and connect directly with your favorite creators who love to do the same things.

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Threads app blessing in disguise for Twitter users

The upcoming Threads app by Instragram assumes popularity when Twitter is witnessing a sharp exodus of users because of the rate limit on viewing tweets. Elon Musk recently revealed that the company has imposed restrictions to maintain quality. There are allegations that the company is forcing users to subscribe to Twitter Verified. The move has affected media companies because they depend upon Twitter to disseminate information among the general public.

After the announcement, users reportedly entered the walls of Jack Dorsey’s BlueSky only to see the server crash. The company has paused the new sign-ups and invite codes because of the heavy influx of users. You should note that extreme liberal users are not willing to use Twitter because of the presence of Elon Musk. We have to wait and see how Jack will be able to run BlueSky if the company is unable to run the app properly.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com