July 20, 2023
Threads vs Twitter: A Detailed Comparison.
In the past few weeks, there has been a lot of buzz surrounding Meta’s new app, Threads. The app is designed to be a more personal and intimate way to connect with friends and family. It has a lot of similarities to Twitter, but there are also some key differences.
In this blog post, we will compare Threads and Twitter in more detail and see how they stack up against each other.
Controlling Your Feed
One of the biggest differences between Threads and Twitter is how you control your feed. On Twitter, you can choose to see the “For You” feed, which shows you a mix of posts from the accounts that you follow and posts that are suggested for you, or the “Following” feed, which only shows you posts from the accounts you follow.
Threads, on the other hand, only has a single feed that shows you a mix of trending posts and posts from the accounts you follow. The only way to control your feed is by blocking certain accounts or muting words—and yes, both these options are available on Twitter.
However, there are some key differences in how these features work on Threads and Twitter. For example, on Threads, you can only block or mute accounts that you follow. This means that you can’t block or mute accounts that you don’t follow, which can be a problem if you’re getting unwanted attention from someone.
On Twitter, you can block or mute any account, regardless of whether or not you follow them. This gives you more control over your feed and can help you to avoid seeing unwanted content.
Another key difference between Threads and Twitter is the length of posts. On Twitter, you can only post 280 characters per tweet. Threads, on the other hand, allows you to post up to 500 characters per post. This means that you can share more details about your thoughts and experiences on Threads than you can on Twitter.
However, there are some limitations to how you can use this extra space on Threads. For example, you can’t use hashtags or mentions in your posts. This can make it difficult to connect with other users and to get your posts seen by a wider audience.
On Twitter, you can use hashtags and mentions in your posts. This makes it easier to connect with other users and to get your posts seen by a wider audience.
Website & App vs. App Only
Twitter is available as a website and an app, while Threads is only available as an app. This means that you can access Twitter from your computer or your phone, but you can only access Threads from your phone.
This could be a problem for some users who want to be able to access Threads from their computers. For example, if you’re a student or a business professional, you might want to be able to check your Threads account from your computer during the workday.
On both Twitter and Threads, you can get your account verified if you meet certain criteria. On Twitter, verification costs £8.00 per month. On Threads, verification costs £14.99 per month. However, keep in mind that since Instagram’s verification carries over to Threads, you’re essentially paying for two accounts.
This could be a barrier for some users who are on a budget. If you’re not sure if you need to get your account verified, I would recommend starting with the free version of Threads and then upgrading if you find that you need the extra features.
So, Which Platform Should You Use?
So, which platform should you use? It really depends on what you’re looking for in a social media platform. If you’re looking for a platform to share longer posts and connect with your friends and family on a more personal level, then Threads might be a better choice for you. However, if you’re looking for a platform to stay up-to-date on the latest news and trends, then Twitter might be a better choice.
Ultimately, the best way to decide is to try both platforms and see which one you prefer.
We think that Threads has the potential to be a great platform, but it still needs some work. For example, we would like to see more features for controlling your feed and more ways to interact with other users. We also think that Threads needs to be more widely available. Right now, it’s only available in a limited number of countries.
Overall, we think that Threads is a promising app, but it needs some time to mature. If Meta can continue to improve the app, we think it could be a viable competitor to Twitter.