Instagram’s parent company Meta unveiled Threads on Wednesday. Threads is a text-based social media platform similar to Twitter and other text-based social networks. Due to the popularity of the rival app Threads, Twitter has threatened to sue Meta. The newly launched app has won the title of most fastest downloaded app ever surpassing the chatbot ChatGPT. More than 30 million people downloaded Instagram’s new app in just 16 hours.
The Elon Musk-owned microblogging platform is now planning to take legal action against Meta following the successful launch of Threads. Reportedly a lawyer for Twitter accused Meta of stealing trade secrets by employing former Twitter employees in a letter that was addressed to CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday. Semafor was the first to report on the letter. The veracity of the letter was confirmed to CNN by a source with knowledge of the situation.
Musk tweeted, in response to news stories about the letter, “Competition is fine, cheating is not.”
Threads was launched by Meta in order to take on Twitter. The company head Mark Zuckerberg revealed that more than two million people had downloaded Threads.
And within 16 hours of its launch, the app gained over 30 million downloads. Five million people had downloaded Threads by another two hours. The number of downloads had risen to 10 million by the time Meta’s chief went to bed on Wednesday night. The app had more over 30 million downloads when he woke up on Thursday morning, he claimed. Threads was the top-rated free app on the iOS App Store as of Thursday afternoon.
The chatbot ChatGPT, which was quickly surpassed, had one million downloads in the first five days of its existence, according to OpenAI, ChatGPT’s creator. With more than 237 million daily users, Twitter continues to lead, according to the most recent statistics made available.
Note that in order to delete the Threads accounts users need to delete their Instagram account. Instagram stated that it working on additional options for Threads users to cancel their accounts.
For the latest gadget and tech news, and gadget reviews, follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. For newest tech & gadget videos subscribe to our YouTube Channel. You can also stay up to date using the Gadget Bridge Android App. You can find the latest car and bike news here.