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Unlocking the Essentials of Instagram Threads: A Must-Know Guide

Yes, we said Threads, and no, we’re not talking about sewing! Twitter‘s latest competition is here – and this time it’s backed by Instagram. We are here to tell you the key takeaways we have learned from our first week on Instagram Threads.

Introducing Threads

According to Instagram, “Threads is a new app, built by the Instagram team, for sharing text updates and joining public conversations.” Simply put, Threads is Instagram’s text-based conversation app. To embark on your Threads journey, just head to the App Store or Google Play Store and download the Instagram Threads app. Once you have it on your device, sign in using your Instagram account credentials. Boom! You’re all set to explore the magical world of Threads.

Key Takeaways from Threads

  • A “post” is still called a post. It is only called a “thread” once a discussion is started
  • Posts can be up to 500 characters long and support up to 10 media items
  • Links, photos, and videos (up to five minutes in length) can be included in posts
  • You can have a public or private Threads account
  • You can deactivate your Threads account
  • You can choose who can reply to your posts: anyone, profiles you follow, or profiles you mention
  • Your feed is a mix of accounts you follow and recommended accounts, but a chronological feed is coming

Tips to Maximize Your Threads Experience

  • Deepen Connections: Threads fosters deeper connections with your close friends by providing a dedicated space for intimate conversations. Engage actively, respond promptly, and show genuine interest in the conversations to strengthen your bonds.
  • Authenticity Matters: Embrace your true self on Threads. Share genuine moments, express yourself freely, and encourage your friends to do the same. Authenticity fosters meaningful interactions and strengthens friendships.
  • Stay Engaged: Actively participate in conversations, react to shared content, and initiate discussions. Threads is all about active engagement, so make sure you’re contributing to the ongoing dialogue and keeping the conversations alive.

**Please keep in mind the date of this blog and that Threads is rolling out updates daily.

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