With the recent rebranding of Twitter into X many users have begun seeking an alternative to the popular microblogging app. The growing discontent among users led Meta to throw their hat in the ring and create the app now known as Threads.
Threads is an alternative microblogging app designed to be the leading competitor against Elon Musk’s X. Threads was released in early July and saw huge success with 100 million downloads within the first five days of release. Unfortunately, since then Threads has fallen short of expectations with users citing multiple bugs and design flaws such as the lack of a web version of the app. As a result, the daily user base has dropped significantly as the company stated on Sunday that there are only roughly 10 million active users worldwide.
Meta has released numerous patches to the app adding additional features as well as announcing the release of the web counterpart to the app. The web version of Threads does not have a specified release date as the company stated they are still ironing out some bugs but the company expects the web version to be fully operational by the end of the week.
Meta hopes that the release of the web version of Threads will bring more users to the platform as despite growing animosity towards X it remains the clear leader with over 200 million daily active users.
Source: Wall Street Journal