What is Threads? All your questions about Instagram's New Platform

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What is Threads? All your questions about Instagram's New Platform
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Thread by Instagram is a new app that allows you to share text, photos, and videos with your audience and other creators.

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    Thread by Instagram is a new app that allows you to share text, photos, and videos with your audience and other creators. It is connected to your Instagram account, so you can log in with your Instagram credentials and find your followers and verification badge waiting for you. Thread by Instagram is different from Twitter in several ways, such as:

    • It has no character limit, hashtags, or ads.
    • It supports up to 10 media items per post.
    • It does not have direct messages or live audio rooms.
    • It does not have a following timeline that shows only posts from accounts you follow.
    • It plans to support ActivityPub, the protocol behind Mastodon, to become part of the 

    You can download Thread by Instagram from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store in over 100 countries. However, the app is not available in China due to privacy concerns. You can also view Thread posts and profiles on the web through a link, but you cannot log in or post from. To delete your Thread account, you will have to delete your Instagram account as well.

    What Is Difference Between Instagram and Thread?

    Instagram and Thread are both apps by Meta that allow you to share photos and videos with your audience. However, there are some key differences between them, such as:

    • Thread allows you to post text and media, while Instagram only allows you to post media.
    • Thread has a Repost button that lets you share someone else’s post, while Instagram does not have this feature.
    • Thread profile shows posts like tweets, while Instagram profile shows pictures in grids.
    • Thread profile does not have a panel that shows the user’s liked posts and media posts, while Instagram profile does.
    • Thread profile has a button that lets you switch to Instagram, while Instagram profile does not have a button to switch to Thread.
    • Thread has no character limit, hashtags, or ads, while Instagram has a 2,200 character limit, hashtags, and ads.
    • Thread supports up to 10 media items per post, while Instagram supports up to 10 pictures or one video per post.
    • Thread does not have direct messages or live audio rooms, while Instagram has both.
    • Thread does not have a following timeline that shows only posts from accounts you follow, while Instagram has both a home feed and a favorites feed.
    • Thread plans to support ActivityPub, the protocol behind Mastodon, to become part of the fediverse, while Instagram does not.