Threads from Instagram

A camera app for close friends

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Photo & Video & Social Networking
Current version
51 MB
Last Update
Oct 17, 2019

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Anthony Marco Giovanni
Oct 13, 2019

I can see the huge potential with this app, but it needs some major work starting with the intuitiveness of the user interface. It’s kind of confusing and hard to figure out how to send messages/video/picture snaps. Also the app continues to crash when I try to do too many things at once or too fast. Also not being able to open links or advertisements completely makes this app pointless when friends DM you posts and ads they want you to see. Also no face filters or camera filters? The bottom sending bar needs to be reworked. Just tapping the person once is not safe in my opinion. Also taking videos it doesn’t show how long the video is. I think this app was rushed and pushed out too fast to complete with others. Also having another messages app is too much. It needs major compelling features other than multiple dark modes and activity statuses.

Oct 04, 2019

Threads is a lot like Facebook Messenger, but without the games. You can messsage people and send pictures. These functions are available in the regular Instagram app, though, so what’s the point of Threads? There are also no filters. So the camera can get really boring really quickly if, like me, you don’t have much to send. I like the idea of themes, but the options currently available are very limited, and there isn’t a “custom” option. I don’t get what the point of this app is, but it just launched. Maybe after a few updates the purpose of the app will become evident.

Oct 06, 2019

i was expecting to hate the app when i first heard it was being released. like: what’s the point of it, yknow? but now that ive downloaded it i’m actually Really liking it. theres a lot of room for improvement but it’s a good start and i think i’ll be sticking around!! (i also think this is really going to ease up my data usage, because its in a whole separate app) bugs/needed improvements: • if someone has linked an instagram post in their story and you click on it, it crashes the app • voice messages should be added, like they are in the insta app • you cant mute videos from in the app.. feel like this is kinda an essential for posting stories • statuses are pretty useless as of now.. unless all your close friends have threads too then theres literally no point to them.. they just seem a little silly as of now (‘: ITS A GOOD START Y’ALL,!!

Oct 03, 2019

It honestly feels like Instagram/Facebook is running out of ideas. This app is literally Instagram DMs with 1 or 2 new features that no one really cares about. The app feels way too basic because it is extremely limited and inconvenient, especially since most of the features already exists in the Instagram app. Why should I switch apps just to talk to the same people about the same things on an identical platform? I feel like the concept for Threads wasn’t thought out very well. It just creates more inconvenience for the user in the end. Hopefully a lot more features and diverse functionality get added to the app to make it actually stand out from Instagram DMs.

Da Evil 1
Oct 03, 2019

I am a Snapchat and Instagram fan and this a good start to reducing my usage of Snapchat. The one item Instagram has been lacking is solid messaging. This app fixes the shortcomings of direct messaging in the main app. There are a few annoyances though: 1. There is no ability to respond via the notifications. You have to enter the app to respond but at least you can see the message from the notification unlike Snapchat. 2. No ability to set nicknames for people, instead you have to remember profiles names. 3. Only for“close friends” as chosen when you download the app. As you become friends with more people you will have to constantly update this list. 4. No ability to add to your Instagram story but you can view stories from this app. Makes no sense. This is a great start with a great design and can’t wait to see how it evolves.

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Hey, this is Threads – a new app for keeping up with your close friends. It's the place for you to quickly share

photos, videos, statuses, and Stories with your Instagram Close Friends list.

Close Friends Only
Threads works with the people on your Close Friends list, so you're in control of who can reach you on the app. You can create and edit your list anytime on Instagram or Threads.

Share Instantly
You can share photos and videos lightning fast. Use camera shortcuts to send them to your close friends in just two taps.

Share What You're Up To with Status
You can choose from a selection of pre-set statuses, create your own, or enable automatic status, which shares little bits of context with your friends. You can choose whether to use status, and only your close friends will see your status.

Continue Using Instagram
Messages from your Close Friends will now appear in Threads, but you will still have access them on Instagram.