Threads from Instagram

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Rated 3.56364 From 880 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2020-09-15
  • New version: 1.2.9
  • File size: 89.39 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Threads from Instagram


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Threads from Instagram is an iPhone and Android Photo & Video App, made by Instagram, Inc.. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Instagram, Inc., with the latest current version being 1.2.9 which was officially released on 2020-09-15. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 880 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 3.56364 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


* New! Introducing video notes, a new type of captioned video message that turns anything you say into text that appears on your video. It’s like texting, without typing. * Hey, this is Threads – an app for keeping up with your close friends. It's the place for you to quickly share photos, videos, statuses, and Stories with your Instagram Close Friends list. Close Friends Only Threads works with the people on your Close Friends list, so you're in control of who can reach you on the app. You can create and edit your list anytime on Instagram or Threads. Share Instantly Share photos and videos lightning fast. Use camera shortcuts to send them to your Close Friends in just two taps. Now with video notes, Threads can automatically turn anything you say into text on your video. Share What You're Up To with Status Create and save your own status or enable automatic status, which shares little bits of context with your friends. You can choose whether to use status, and only your Close Friends will see your status. Continue Using Instagram Messages from your Close Friends will now appear in Threads, but you will still have access to them on Instagram.

Top Reviews

  • Merge this app with insta


    By ToothyLeon
    The features I’ve seen in Threads have so much lovely design. I love the animations and the UI is clean. Why can’t you just merge this with instagram dms instead? The dms lack a lot of features to begin with to compete with other messaging platforms such as Telegram, Messenger from Facebook, and WhatsApp. The fact that you had to make a whole other app just for messaging seems like a step back. Instead of giving these features to a wider range of people. This app is good no doubt but I feel like the function is flawed given that I have to switch between apps just so I can change my status. Even then I want more people to see it other than my close friends. The status feature could be so useful. These are all personal preferences and views on how Instagram can be better. Merging this app into Instagram dms would save a whole lot of time.
  • My Review for Threads


    By Jotsan Martinez
    I’ve downloaded the app since the day it launch. Although it’s a really neat app it’s lacking features. I tried sending GIF’s and it doesn’t work, i sent voice notes and noticed you can’t skip forward the the recordings. Facebook owns Whatsapp, messenger, instagram, and threads. With all that being said what is the purpose of having 3 MESSAGING apps with different names on them? Why not merged all 3 of then together and make it one messaging app with all the features, options, and customization of all 3? All thought it’s fluid and has some nice colors the most i’d give it is a 3 stars. I’d give Whatsapp and messenger 3 stars as well, adl me why? Well because why the need of 3 messaging apps? They all serve the same purpose “communication” now merge’em until then my stars stay as 3 stars.
  • Enjoying the app but


    By Nuttybcc123
    I tried the app when I heard about it and I’m enjoying it so far. It’s smooth and not buggy, I haven’t been using the camera as much and I’ve read a couple reviews and found out that it’s been crashing so I would suggest you work on that. However I’m here because whenever I type something and accidentally leave the chat. Whatever I have typed would be deleted and I’ll have to retype everything again. As someone who moves to different apps all the time, it is very annoying to retype everything all over again just because I left the app and it has cleared what I typed. Hope you can work on this quickly.
  • Cannot video call friends!!


    By hello09009
    My friends (in a group chat) can video call me but when I try to call them, other groups chats, and individual people, it fails. Please fix this!!! I’m enjoying the app and it’s making me a happier person, despite having to add 20 people to my close friends list, not being able to upload photos from my camera to my story, and etc. I would also like to use all the stickers from the public story and the option for this to be just close friends or everyone else who follows you. I wold also like to see the time that messages are sent, it’s a basic function which should be there. PLEASE PUT STORY VIEWING BACK!! I use the app so much less because I need to look at stories, as they’re quite personal most of the time.
  • Life Less Destracted


    By quietwyat
    I acknowledge there are some limitations to this app but in essence it keeps me from scrolling through Instagram wether it's my feed or stories. This is taking a fundamental aspect of Instagram and keeping it separate. I've put mostly all of my folks on my close friends lists except for employers, family, and aquatinaces. So it works great for me! I also love that it notifies me before Instagram does so I just naturaly stay away from wasting time. Next I want a way to turn off stories. Too distracting. Thanks!
  • Decent but would love these things


    By SWOlicious
    First of all I am using this app to divert my attention away from my insta feed. I understand some people want the Threads features to be integrated into the original Insta App, but I believe this app should still attain the less distraction purpose. This app should include - adding selected people , not just your close friends group. There are some people that aren’t in my close friends group that I want to dm, but also some people in my close friends group that I don’t want to dm. So adding this select option would be great - integrate “category tabs”, like the general dms tab function from buisness accounts into this app. I like to prioritize some people over others. This function should also be added to the original Instagram app, I’d like to have at least three tabs for dms. - add insta features and effects, I like to send my friends filter effect pics. Other than that this app is great. I love the separated Dm environment.
  • Okay, but, why?


    By Tifynee123
    Threads is a lot like Facebook Messenger, but without the games. You can messsage people and send pictures. These functions are available in the regular Instagram app, though, so what’s the point of Threads? There are also no filters. So the camera can get really boring really quickly if, like me, you don’t have much to send. I like the idea of themes, but the options currently available are very limited, and there isn’t a “custom” option. I don’t get what the point of this app is, but it just launched. Maybe after a few updates the purpose of the app will become evident.
  • What’s the point of this app?


    By LittleRed727
    It honestly feels like Instagram/Facebook is running out of ideas. This app is literally Instagram DMs with 1 or 2 new features that no one really cares about. The app feels way too basic because it is extremely limited and inconvenient, especially since most of the features already exists in the Instagram app. Why should I switch apps just to talk to the same people about the same things on an identical platform? I feel like the concept for Threads wasn’t thought out very well. It just creates more inconvenience for the user in the end. Hopefully a lot more features and diverse functionality get added to the app to make it actually stand out from Instagram DMs.
  • Messenger for Instagram


    By NINfan1999
    I’m very happy this app has been made. I’m trying to spend less time on IG but I rely on the DM service to keep up w friends. That this allows me to see their Stories is really a good middle ground. I like that the alert is not the default iPhone chirp. In a future update please make account switching as simple as it in with IG. Add the full Story creator too, filters, create, etc.. a real contender to snapchat would be awesome. Most of my friends only use Story so this is really an app I would use more than IG itself. For people sad it’s only close friends.. just add everyone to your list!
  • Good Start


    By Da Evil 1
    I am a Snapchat and Instagram fan and this a good start to reducing my usage of Snapchat. The one item Instagram has been lacking is solid messaging. This app fixes the shortcomings of direct messaging in the main app. There are a few annoyances though: 1. There is no ability to respond via the notifications. You have to enter the app to respond but at least you can see the message from the notification unlike Snapchat. 2. No ability to set nicknames for people, instead you have to remember profiles names. 3. Only for“close friends” as chosen when you download the app. As you become friends with more people you will have to constantly update this list. 4. No ability to add to your Instagram story but you can view stories from this app. Makes no sense. This is a great start with a great design and can’t wait to see how it evolves.

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