Meta debuts Threads

Meta has officially debuted its Twitter-like messaging app called Threads, which the company is pitching as Instagram’s “text-based conversation app.”

Threads shares Twitter’s visual aesthetic as a text-based social messaging app in which users can post short messages that others can like, share, and comment.

Threads is linked to Instagram, with users able to use their existing Instagram usernames.

People will be able to publishmposts that are up to 500 characters long.

Instagram users will also be able to share their Threads posts via the app’s story feature in addition to “any other platform you choose.”

The Threads app is now available to download for free on the Apple App Store and Google Play online store in over 100 countries.