How to find your invite to new social network Threads that launched today
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Move over Twitter, there's a new kid on the block.
Meant to be used as a tool for communities to come together and discuss today’s topics and tomorrow’s trends - read on to find out exactly how to find your invite to the new social network and how it differs from Twitter.
Dubbed by Instagram as 'a new way to share with text' which will 'shape the future of the internet' - it's clear many of us can't wait to get stuck into the all-new platform.
Users can follow one of two options if they're looking to get started the latest networking app.
The first method is slightly more straight-forward so let's start there.
Once downloaded, users can use their Instagram credentials, including bio and profile pic to login but they also have the option to customise their bio, user name and profile picture.
After being logged in, users then have the option to follow the same accounts they do on Instagram and Bob's your uncle.
Alternatively, users can use a 'ticket' for the snazzy new app via their Instagram app but it's a tad more confusing for some less tech-savvy people.
To access the invite, simply head to the 'Explore' page of Instagram and type 'Threads' into the search bar.
A small ticket emoji will then appear on the far right of the search bar and, once clicked, a ticket will appear including your Threads invitation.
Instagram explains: "The invite includes your username, the Threads launch date and time, a QR code, a numeric code and a 'Get Threads' button at the bottom of the screen, which takes you to the App Store."
All about offering a 'new, separate space for real-time updates and public conversations' the new app has something in mind for every kind of user - whether you're a creator or just a casual poster.
Unlike Instagram, which has connected billions of people around the world over photos and videos, the social media platform reveals: "Our vision with Threads is to take what Instagram does best and expand that to text, creating a positive and creative space to express your ideas.
Instagram’s Twitter competitor, Threads, is hyping up its launch for July 6th. Go search for Threads in Instagram and you’ll see your ticket. Follow me here https://t.co/3fZaw2jqQ0 pic.twitter.com/wS3ucnCrOU— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) July 4, 2023
"Just like on Instagram, with Threads you can follow and connect with friends and creators who share your interests - including the people you follow on Instagram and beyond. And you can use our existing suite of safety and user controls."
Wonder what your feed will look like?
Well, your new Threads feed will include text threads posted by people you follow, and recommended content from new creators you are yet to discover.
And how does it differ from Twitter?
Unlike Twitter's 280-character limit, Threads posts can be up to 500 characters long and can include links, photos, and videos up to five minutes compared to Twitter's two minutes and 20 seconds.
Threads is available to download as of today (6 July).