Nothing has driven a fast, smart, global conversation like Twitter over the last decade and change. Shifting winds, however, are pointing millions away from Elon Musk’s platform and toward Mark Zuckerberg’s. Thread.
Voice exchange is the main focus of both platforms, but the difference is greater when it comes to features. Let’s take a quick look at the difference.
We must admit that Twitter will have the upper hand on Threads on paper, but much of this advantage may be due to age more than anything else. You can expect more glitches and bugs transparency and smoothness on the road. In addition, if things change drastically in 2023, some of the things mentioned above may not exist by the time you are reading this. Pocket-lint may provide you with information on an as-needed basis, so sign up with us for updates.
What features do Threads and Twitter share?
In the social media market, they all mainly sell articles. You can attach images, GIFs, and videos to your tweet or thread, but we’re talking about good content. You can enter multiple posts at once to get more information. You fill your home screen with posts by following people.
You can “like” or “favorite” other users’ posts as well as your own by selecting the heart icon at the bottom of each post. You can also “repost” or “retweet” posts that you and others have made by hitting the picture with the fun arrows on them. These “texts” or “quote tweets” can be sent as is or modified by comments and media.
You can block other people from seeing your posts or choose to mute other people’s posts on Twitter and Threads. You can also report other users. You can limit who can reply to your posts on any page – options include everyone, people you follow, and only people you mention.
Twitter has a user authentication program that Meta, the owner of Instagram, which runs Threads, it has just begun. Currently, you can pay $8 per month on Twitter as part of Twitter Blue or $14.99 per month on Instagram to get a badge on your profile that means you are who you say you are.
What is the difference between Twitter and Threads?
Too many to mention in this article, honestly. Musk isn’t afraid to issue strict guidelines that could affect how people use Twitter. We focus on the big ones at the moment.
The most noticeable omission from the Threads section at the moment is lack of a full web client. You can only view posts when you visit threads.net. Twitter.com allows full interaction – for example, liking and retweeting. It’s not clear if this is planned, but we think Threads will be online in full as soon as it arrives.
Free users are limited to 240 characters per post on Twitter, while Thread users get 500. Similarly, videos are limited to 512MB to 2 minutes, 20 seconds on Twitter, while Threads shoot through the roof to 5 minutes.
Hashtags have been an important part of Twitter’s activity for a very long time. They allow you to follow articles about content that does not use language or related keywords. You can put a pound sign in front of the #word in Threads, but at this point, you can’t search them – the search function is just to find other users.
Your Twitter homepage has two feeds: powered by an algorithm called “Yours” and a time-based feed called “Following.” There’s only one feed on Threads right now, and it shows posts in a non-linear fashion with posts and replies from people you follow. from people you don’t know.
Some of the main things Twitter is doing on top of Threads are:
- Lists, feeds selected by users to follow groups of people such as family, friends, or people of interest.
- Storage for storing your favorite messages easily.
- Registration service in Twitter Blue which unlocks several premium features
Twitter has ways to buy and place ads on its network. Threads may have such behavior in the near future, but that’s not the case right now. It’s also not the case that Threads has an API that allows third-party developers to build their own applications that work with data from the Threads platform. Twitter has data APIs, but your level of access will depend on how much you pay – in some cases, it’s as much as $5,000 a month.
A smaller difference that favors Threads is Meta’s network effect. Although it is only available to Instagram users in the United States at the moment, providing a simple registration process allows millions and millions of people to come easily. Twitter took years to get to where it is. With so many eyes in play, Meta will be eager to advertise as the company gets Threads to the point where users engage with them quickly. Blink, and you might miss a big move that could make it faster.