How to download Threads: Instagram’s Twitter alternative



How to download Threads: Instagram’s Twitter alternative

Published: 2023-07-06T08:16:32  ❘   Updated: 2023-07-06T08:16:32

Wondering how to get Threads, Instagram’s Twitter competitor platform? We guide you through the process.

Threads has finally launched. You might be wondering if you’ll need any special access to use the new app, like Bluesky. Luckily, it appears that Threads will not require any sort of invitation system. However, there was a method where you will be able to pre-register for the app through the Instagram app for Apple users.

With Elon Musk‘s leadership of Twitter driving the platform into an era of change and turmoil, many think that a Twitter alternative might be the next-best way to connect with their friends. We’ve seen a whole host of them crop up over the past six months or so, like CoHost, Bluesky, and more.

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But, Instagram seems primed to deliver the most feature-complete and stable platform of the lot. Considering that Meta also owns WhatsApp and Facebook, it’ll be pretty simple for the company to deliver a product that can handle a high number of users, and a lot of traffic.

So, if you’re wondering where to sign up, we’ve detailed several methods below:

Download Threads via Instagram (iOS only)

To pre-register for Threads via Instagram, all you need to do is follow a relatively simple process from the Instagram app on iOS.

Article continues after adType “saymore” into the search barTap the ticket that appears on the search barA virtual ticket will appear onscreen, tap “Get Threads” You will be redirected to the App Store, where you can pre-register for Threads

Download Threads via the App Store

If you don’t use Instagram but still want to sign up to use Threads when it releases, you will be able to do so just by heading over to the App Store on iOS. Once you’ve tapped on “Get App”, it will be automatically installed on your device once the platform finally launches.

Get Threads for iOS

Is there a Threads Android app?

Threads does also have an Android app, and there’s even a Google Play store listing for it. however, users were not able to pre-register for it. But, it appears that the app is now live as usual on the Play Store, and you can download it right now.


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Article continues after adSee Threads on the Google Play store

Can you use Threads on desktop?

Threads is currently not usable on desktop PCs. The company appears to want to push proliferation of the app ahead of launching its desktop-only counterpart. Sorry social media managers, you’ll just have to wait it out for this one.

The app will use the same login as your Instagram account. You’ll share the same username, and find your followers on the new app.

Much like Facebook and Instagram, Threads is a mobile-first platform. But, you can still view profiles and posts via desktop. You just can’t post anything.

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Do you need an Instagram account to use Threads?

An Instagram account is not required to use Threads, though if you do want to use your current login, you will also be able to port over your entire following list, so you can connect with people you already know with ease. Considering millions of users have downloaded Threads already, it could save you a ton of time.

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