(ConservativeSense.com) – Five days after Meta launched a new social media platform called Threads, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that 100 million users had signed up for the app, which is designed to rival Twitter.
The news from Zuckerberg means that Threads now holds the record for the fastest-growing app ever, beating out TikTok and the artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT. Zuckerberg said the rapid growth is “mostly organic demand” so far, noting that they’ve yet to turn on “many promotions.” He added that he couldn’t believe only five days had passed before reaching 100 million users.
The previous record holder for fastest-growing app for consumers in history was ChatGPT, which amassed 100 million users in just two months. It took TikTok nine months to reach that milestone after debuting in 2016, and two years for Instagram, which is now owned by Meta.
Some are now calling Threads the “Twitter Killer,” expecting that a substantial amount of Twitter users, who are disaffected toward Zuckerberg’s rival Elon Musk and the changes he’s made to the platform since taking over, will abandon Twitter for Threads, which is designed similarly. And according to Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince, traffic on Twitter is “tanking.”
A couple of days after Threads was launched, Musk even filed a cease-and-desist against Meta for building a platform similar to Twitter as well as hiring former Twitter employees. Meanwhile, the two billionaires seem to also be gearing up to physically fight one another in a cage match.
Despite the similarity in design, Threads still doesn’t have many features provided by Twitter, such as the use of hashtags or sending direct messages to other users. One of the reasons Threads had such a head start, though, is because Meta integrated the new app with Instagram, which is one of the largest social media platforms in the world and already boasts over 2 billion users.
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