Meta recently announced threads that took the world by storm. The platform has managed to secure more than a hundred million downloads in a very short time. If you are one of them, you might already be familiar with the app. We're very familiar with the mechanics of Threads because we've been using Twitter for a while now. Both platforms have many similarities and it is a pain in his stage to choose one over the other. After the dust settles, we'll give you some reasons why you should stick with Twitter instead of jumping over to Meta's Threads microblogging platform.
Twitter offers a familiar user experience with key features not currently available on Threads
Twitter has been in hot water for a while and currently Elon Musk is not doing any favors but experimenting with different features. Nevertheless, it remains one of the best microblogging platforms on the internet. Mark Zuckerberg copied various aspects of Twitter and incorporated them into the new Threads app. This isn't the first time we've seen Meta blatantly rip off some of the features and excel at them.
For example, the Stories feature on Instagram was abstracted from Snapchat and has become one of the main aspects of the app. Likewise, Threads has adopted a few features from Twitter, which is why you should stick with the latter. Below are some reasons why you should continue using Twitter instead of threads.
Missing key features
When Threads was first released, Instagram users were quick to jump on the bandwagon. But over several days, the tension has decreased a lot, at least for me. Yes, the platform has a lot to offer and the fact that your Instagram followers are directly ported to Threads is quite convenient. However, the app is still in its early stages and it remains to be seen how it will perform in the long run. For example, there's no Discover tab yet that lets you explore new accounts that pique your interest.
You only have the ability to search for accounts which is quite cumbersome. Note that your feed is open to accounts you haven't followed, meaning you'll see content from anyone who falls into your algorithm. It would be great if the platform introduced a feed that directs content from only your followers.
Deletion of account
Meta gives you the option to delete your Threads account, but it is linked to your Instagram account. What this means is that if you didn't like Threads and want to delete your account, your Instagram account will also be deleted. It feels like Meta is holding your Instagram account to ransom to keep using threads. The company said it will roll out an update that will remove Threads from Instagram.
In contrast, you can simply delete your Twitter account with your information. This is one reason why you don't have to make a difficult choice when it comes to deleting your account. From now on, you should stick with Twitter instead of jumping over to Threads just yet.
Threads on the web
Meta failed to offer a web version of the Threads app. For as long as I can remember, Twitter has had a web app that allows you to log in via your laptop or desktop browser. To use Threads, you need an iPhone or an Android phone. Since Threads is also a microblogging platform, it would make sense to launch an online version as most people use it for daily news and trends.
For me, Twitter is my go-to source for news and what's happening around the world when I'm at work. On a computer, there is no single way to access information or news through threads, so you should continue to use Twitter.
Credibility of the user
On Twitter, you can easily identify whether an account is trustworthy or not. This specific aspect of the app is very important as the microblogging platform is a source of the latest information and news. Any sharing of fake news can spread negative information in the minds of users. On Threads, it is currently very difficult to distinguish real accounts from fake ones. What this means is that it will take time for Threads accounts to build credibility. Furthermore, it will also take time for users to keep Threads as a credible source of information.
Another important addition that Threads lacks is support for popular topics. To be fair, Twitter has done a fantastic job with its list of features that actually make sense. For daily updates curated by region or the entire globe, Twitter's trending list shows what people are talking about and what's the most important update of the day. You won't find anything like that on Threads. For now, Threads looks a little barren when it comes to new features, and while Meta is working on new features, it will take its sweet time to come close to Twitter.
These are all the top reasons why you should stick with Twitter instead of Meta's Threads platform. Threads has received its first update that brings much-needed improvements, but you should still stick to Twitter, where it's known. Twitter will eventually run out of problems and offer a streamlined user experience.
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