Meta’s ‘Twitter killer’ app, Threads, is coming, and you can get a cheat code to download it

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Meta is releasing a Twitter rival on Thursday, a social media app called Threads which it describes as “Instagram’s text-based conversation app.”

The new service, available for pre-order in the Apple App Store and due for release on July 6, has a similar look and feel to Twitter, with screenshots of the service showing messages with replies from other users. A screenshot of the app indicates that Instagram users will be able to instantly click-to-follow the same accounts on Threads, which could help users build large follower bases quickly.

Meta also introduced cheat codes on Instagram to allow people to sign up for a download in advance, bringing the release forward to its billions of users.


Meta’s Instagram is preparing a service similar to Twitter, which will be available for download on July 6th. Aimee Peaks

The threads come at a critical time for Twitter, whose owner Elon Musk has made changes to the social network that have alienated advertisers and alienated some users. Musk’s recent decision to limit usage for some non-paying members, limiting free accounts to reading 600 tweets per day, sparked intense backlash.

On social media, some users are referring to Threads as a “Twitter killer” due to the expectation that many people will migrate away from Twitter in favor of the new social media service.

How do I get a cheat code?

The cheat codes are “Threads” or “Threads”, which you enter in the search box in Instagram.

When you do, a red “Admit One” ticket will appear on screen and then move to your search box. If you click on the ticket, you’ll be taken to a website with a countdown timer (ending July 6 at 10am ET). There is also a QR code.

If you scan the QR code, it will take you to the app’s download page on the Apple Store.

Is it Meta’s Twitter clone?

The app is billed as an Instagram service, but the images posted to Threads’ App Store listing look more like Twitter than the video and photo-based platform, Instagram.

Threads is advertised as a place where you can “follow and connect directly with your favorite creators and others who love the same things.”


The Threads app appears to allow users to “like” a post, reply to it, or repost it, according to images on Apple’s App Store. Aimee Peaks

In a screenshot from the service, it appears to have a Twitter-like interface, allowing users to “like,” “reply,” or repost other people’s messages.

Where is Thread available?

The app is available for pre-order in the Apple App Store. And also available on Google Play shop.

When will the threads be available?

The service is anticipated as “expected July 6”.

Can I use my Instagram username?

Yes, the Thread app says you’ll be able to “keep your username”.


A screenshot of Meta’s Threads, available for pre-order on Apple’s App Store, indicates that people will be able to keep their Instagram followers on the new service. Aimee Peaks

Could this hurt Twitter?

Some Twitter users are expressing excitement about the new Meta product on social media.

Meta’s new social media app could take consumers away from Twitter by providing a free service without the problems now engulfing Musk’s tech company. Since Musk bought Twitter last year, the platform has experienced a spike in hate speech and has been rated by advocacy group GLAAD as the worst social media service for protecting LGBTQ+ users from harassment.

In its latest change, Twitter said Monday it will require users to be verified before they can use the TweetDeck online dashboard, a service popular with businesses because it allows users to manage multiple accounts from a single app.

The new policy will go into effect in 30 days and appears to aim to raise extra revenue because users have to pay to have their accounts verified against Musk’s changes.

Rivalry between Musk and Zuckerberg

Musk’s rivalry with Meta Platforms may eventually boil over in real life. In an online exchange between Musk and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the two tech billionaires have apparently agreed to battle each other in a “cage match,” though it’s unclear if they’ll actually make it to the ring. .

Zuckerberg, 39, took home gold and silver medals at his first jiu-jitsu tournament in May.

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, 51, also trains in jiu-jitsu at a California gym, he She said on the Joe Rogan show in 2021.

— Featuring coverage by Li Cohen of CBS News and the Associated Press.

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