What is Threads?

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Threads formerly Project 92 and Barcelona, is a software project by Meta (the company behind Facebook, Instagram and more). It is a micro-blogging platform and a Fediverse alternative to Twitter.
While the media praises this as a 'saner version of Twitter', that will eventually replace it, in the Fediverse it is generally considered a bad thing.
There is even a pact for Fediverse admins and mods to block Threads and all it's instances. See fedipact.online. According to polls (1, 2) about 65% - 75% of Fediverse users are in favor of blocking Threads.

What does Threads feel like?

Threads is a Twitter clone, so it looks a lot like Twitter. But like Mastodon it has a 500 character limit.
You can post text, pictures and videos.

How does Threads compare to Twitter, Mastodon and other microblogging services?

Threads vs the Fediverse


The app launched on July 5th 2023 and so far Threads does not federate with any Fediverse instance.

How to sign up for a threads account

You need to download the app and for now it doesn't work inside the EU. To sign-up you need an Instagram account.