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Instagram Threads exploded onto the social media scene last week. Created by Meta, the company directed by Mark Zuckerberg, Threads is a conversational app that aims to transform what Instagram does best into a text-based context. With many similarities between the two, it presents a convincing Twitter rival. After an impressive start-off with 10-million users joining in the first seven hours, it’s only natural to be curious about how many Threads users there are now. Here’s everything you need to know.
How many Threads users are there?
From a Thread curated by Mark Zuckerberg himself, we can confirm that Threads has an official figure of over 70 million sign ups. However, an analysis by Search Engine Journal suggests that there may be over 100 million users already, based on the number badges on Instagram profiles that show someone has joined Threads. This means it will have reached the 100 million user checkpoint faster than Instagram, ChatGPT, and TikTok.
Can Threads reach 1 billion users?
With such impressive figures already on the table, it’s no wonder that Mark Zuckerberg has his sights set on eventually gaining at least 1 billion users for Threads. The amount of people that have signed up so quickly could be seen as foreshadowing the success of the platform to come. Instagram, another Meta app, already has over 1 billion users, and with the two so closely linked, Threads reaching 1 billion users doesn’t feel out of the question. However, Threads is still new to app stores, and its success is not set in stone yet. Only time will tell if the aspirations for 1 billion Threads users will become fully realized; but it’s looking like it might get there.
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Does Threads have more users than Twitter?
Threads does not have more users than Twitter. As a well-established platform, Twitter currently has around 396.5 million users, compared to Threads that has over 70 million.
Who has the highest followers on Threads?
The Threads user with the highest amount of followers is currently American YouTuber MrBeast with an estimated 4.1 million followers. Although the figures are around this for now, they are likely to be changing and climbing quickly with the influx of new celebrities and public figures to the app.