Threads, a Twitter competitor to Meta, has surpassed 90 million user sign-ups only a few days after its release. On Wednesday, Meta released Threads for iOS and Android users in 100 countries.
According to the number badges that appear on Instagram profiles and show the date someone joined the new app, there are presently almost 90 million accounts on the Threads app. If user adoption continues at its current pace, Threads will soon have 100 million users.
After its first two-hour debut, the new software had 2 million sign-ups. It had 10 million users in seven hours, 30 million users in just 12 hours, and 70 million users by Friday.
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri recently clarified that Meta does not intend to replace Twitter but rather to create a public forum for Instagram communities that have never really embraced Twitter as well as for communities on Elon Musk’s platform that are interested in a less hostile place for conversations.
To give consumers early access to new features and issue fixes, Threads had created a beta version for Android. Direct messaging, a “Following” feed, a full web version, a chronological feed, and other features are now absent from the new app.
The potential rival of the microblogging website Twitter has also received a lawsuit threat from Twitter. According to CNN, a letter accusing Meta of stealing trade secrets by hiring former Twitter employees was delivered to CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday.