Social media has become an integral part of life, shaping the way we connect, share information, and do business.
For years, Twitter has been the go-to for those wanting to keep up with trends, share conversations and topics. But a new contender has emerged and it’s changing the game completely – Threads by Meta!
Here’s what you need to know.
What is Threads?
Picture this: a vibrant digital space where conversations thrive, words are the currency, and connections are made on a whole new level.
That’s Threads by Meta – a revolutionary text-based conversation app redefining the social media landscape. It’s designed for real conversations and community engagement, and it has entered the market as a direct competitor to Twitter.
Threads brings a breath of fresh air to social media. It’s free to download and is like having a global chatroom at your fingertips, where you can dive into trending topics or spark your own discussions.
According to Meta, it’s a space where “communities come together to discuss everything from topics you care about today to what will be trending tomorrow”.
So, what sets Threads apart from Twitter?
For starters, there are no long videos, direct messages, or live audio rooms (yet!). It’s a smooth, uninterrupted experience that keeps the focus on conversations that matter.
The absence of ads also ensures a seamless experience without interruptions, allowing conversations to flow naturally.
Since its launch, Threads has seen incredible success, with a staggering 100 million new followers in just a few days.
This speaks volumes about the platform’s potential and creates an exciting opportunity for businesses to tap into an emerging market. Signing up early means you can position your brand to gain a competitive edge.
Ready to get started?
Setting up your Threads account is easy if you already have an Instagram account.
- Download the app via the Android, Google Play, or Apple App Store.
- Log in with your Instagram credentials, and
- Voilà – you’re in!
All your information will automatically carry over, including your username and verification. And you can customise your Threads business profile to match your brand’s identity and prepare to rock the digital world.
Even if you choose not to set up your Threads account immediately, your brand name is safe so you don’t need to worry about brand protection. Users can’t create a Threads account without an existing Instagram account, so your brand’s name will be reserved automatically.
Now, let’s talk about posting on Threads!
Once your Threads account is up and running, it’s time to make your mark. Create your first thread by tapping the draft logo at the bottom of the home screen.
You can have up to 500 characters per post. There’s also support for images, short videos, and GIFs. So, you’re free to express yourself like never before.
Keep in mind that once it’s posted, you can’t edit the content, only delete it – so make it count!
If you use Hootsuite, Sprout Social, Dlvr.it or other platforms to share your social content, stay tuned. You’ll be able to schedule posts to Threads soon! We’ll keep you updated.
Will we get to advertise on Threads in future?
It’s highly likely! As Threads continues its evolution, we expect to see a range of advertising opportunities that could bring your brand into the spotlight! Tailor-made strategies specifically designed to captivate your target audience.
Imagine diving into a vast pool of potential customers, engaging them in a way that sparks genuine interest and unwavering connection. It’s not just about broadcasting your message; Threads empowers you to craft a compelling dialogue that truly resonates with your audience on a personal level.
While you can’t advertise yet, our expert team at Ultimate Edge Communications will stay on the pulse of all the latest developments and keep you in the loop.
Take your social media up a notch!
Threads is a gateway for businesses and influencers to forge deeper connections with their audience. With the platform already soaring to new heights, it’s a great time to carve your brand’s indomitable presence in this burgeoning digital realm.