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
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!!
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.
Life Less Destracted
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!
Super helpful for my buggy iPhone XR
I have a problem with the Instagram app on my iPhone XR. I don’t get any notifications. I took it to the store, emailed instagram, reset my phone, and deleted (then redownloaded) my Instagram. Anything you can think of, I've tried it ! This app helps me to get notifications for my dms :) very grateful for that (and I love that I can customize it) ! So, if you have the same problem as me, this is the way to go. Only problems are that it only works for one account at a time, and the dms have to be from people on you close friends list.
Decent but would love these things
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?
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.
Messenger for Instagram
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!
What’s the point of this app?
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.
ok, i’m listening
i was expecting to hate the app when i first heard it was being released. like: what’s the point of it, yknow? but now that ive downloaded it i’m actually Really liking it. theres a lot of room for improvement but it’s a good start and i think i’ll be sticking around!! (i also think this is really going to ease up my data usage, because its in a whole separate app)
• if someone has linked an instagram post in their story and you click on it, it crashes the app
• voice messages should be added, like they are in the insta app
• you cant mute videos from in the app.. feel like this is kinda an essential for posting stories
• statuses are pretty useless as of now.. unless all your close friends have threads too then theres literally no point to them.. they just seem a little silly as of now (‘:
ITS A GOOD START Y’ALL,!!