Our social circle has woven in the digital social sector rather seamlessly over the past decade. We engage with our friends and even strangers through social media apps. We even get the latest news updates in various fields, such as sports, entertainment, and world events on these platforms. If we notice, we are immersed in the world of digital content with the help of many social media applications. A brand-new entry in this segment is ‘Threads’ from Meta. Threads is a new way to share with text and is in a unique way integrated with Instagram. Once you sign up on the application you will gain your own unique @number that is your Thread app ID.
In the past decade, the social dynamics have been focused on visual content – photos, videos, reels, infographics, and the likes. Meta now comes in to with a bold attempt to bring fresh new approach to text-based communication in our ever-evolving digital age.
A blog post on the main Instagram blog page mentions: ‘Mark Zuckerberg just announced the initial version of Threads, an app built by the Instagram team for sharing with text. Whether you’re a creator or a casual poster, Threads offers a new, separate space for real-time updates and public conversations. We are working toward making Threads compatible with the open, interoperable social networks that we believe can shape the future of the internet.’
Meta’s vision with Threads
The global social networking giant aims to make Threads a positive and creative space where people are free to express and share their ideas. Expanding from the way Instagram runs, Threads aims to expand working of Instagram of connecting with the world with photos and videos onto text.
Meta believes that words remain the foundation of human interactions. However with technology – they can enhance the fine art of conversations with their new social networking application – Threads. The innovative text-centric application is bringing in a creative way to engage in text-based conversations, to sharing, express, consume and interact via the magic of words.
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How is the application bringing a refreshing take on text-based conversations and connections?
a. With dynamic text formatting, it allows the users to emphasize on their words. It’s time to recall the power bold, italics, underlined, and all CAPS. Get your creative hat on and let’s start.
b. With interactive polls, public opinions, and survey, they are making it quick and interactive for user to get answers and have fun on the application.
c. With their rich media integrations, they are accepting that our world needs visual aids hence the app allows users to integrate images, videos, GIFS into their texts.
d. With their collaborative editing, they allow multiple users to work on one document at once. Making it ideal for co-authored content and group projects.
How to get started
You can join Threads using your Instagram account to log in, it will help you to create your custom profile for the new social app. You can follow you friends on the new application and go beyond to follow others that share your interests.
Join the Conversation from Instagram
It’s easy to get started with Threads: simply use your Instagram account to log in. Your Instagram username and verification will carry over, with the option to customize your profile specifically for Threads. Users under the age of 16 or 18 (in certain countries) will be by default set up for a private profile when they join the new application.
Your feed on Threads consists of posts made by people you follow or recommendation and content from creators that you have not yet discovered. Posts on Threads include up to 500 characters, links, photos, videos (5 min length) and can be easily shared on your Instagram story. You may also choose to share the post on any other social media platform as a link.
What’s coming and new?
Compatibility with Interoperable Networks
The application mentions that they are prepping to become compatible with ActivityPub. It is an open social networking protocol established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) the body responsible for the open standards that power the modern web. Making Threads interoperable with other apps that are also compatible with ActivityPuB protocol – like WordPress and Mastodon. This will aid users to build and allow new types of connections that are not possible for most social media applications at this point. Platforms like Tumblr have shared their plans to be on the ActivityHub protocol too.
Allowing more control in the hands of the user, when Threads integrates with ActivityHub protocol, they will users to have the option to stop using Threads and transfer their content to another service. The brand aims to allow users on compatible apps to follow and interact with people on Threads without having an account on the new application and vice versa. This will ‘usher in a new era of diverse and interconnected networks.’
In their own words: Threads is Meta’s first app envisioned to be compatible with an open social networking protocol – we hope that by joining this fast-growing ecosystem of interoperable services, Threads will help people find their community, no matter what app they use.
Intensifying the existing Meta’s social application eco-system, Threads allows Meta to bring on board a new range of audience to increase their market penetration. This audience is one that enjoys the fine art of text conversation, the pleasure in words, poetry in motion. It is meant for all those who would prefer well written messages with no slang abbreviations or quick emojis. Luring in a large segment of professionals such as poets, content professionals, writers, novelists, and anyone else who appreciates a more thoughtful way to communicate.
If you enjoy enriching conversations and appreciate the beauty and depth of language, this application is for you. It captivates with the power of words, connecting people culturally, emotionally, and thoughtfully. This app offers creative text messages and much more to enhance your experience.
Threads is a new application that offers user to share their thoughts, ideas, poems, short stories, feelings and more using the power of words to captivate and immersive their audience and following.