Meta’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg shared the latest data on the number of users who signed up for the platform from his Threads account.
“As of this morning, there have been 70 million registrations on Threads. Far beyond our expectations,” Zuckerberg said.
It was stated that the rapid increase in the number of users of Threads was effective in the fact that users could log in to the platform through their Instagram accounts.
Threads was launched on Wednesday.
Meta launched its new social media platform Threads, a rival to Twitter, on Wednesday.
In its statement about Threads, whose interface is similar to Twitter, Meta reported that Threads is a new application created by the Instagram team to share text content and participate in public chats.
In the statement, which stated that the character limit on the new platform is 500, it was noted that links, photos and 5-minute videos can also be shared.
Twitter threatened to sue Meta over Threads
While Threads attracted great interest after its launch, Twitter warned of taking legal action against Meta because of Threads.
In a letter to Zuckerberg, Twitter’s attorney, Alex Spiro, expressed serious concern that Meta is systematically, deliberately and illegally misusing Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property.
Pointing out that Meta hired former Twitter employees last year, Spiro claimed that the company deliberately commissioned these employees to develop Meta’s “emulated” Threads application within a few months.
Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, also said in his post on Twitter, “Competition is good, not cheating”.
Meta’s Director of Communications Andy Stone, in response to Twitter’s lawyer’s letter, stated that no one on Threads’ engineering team is a former Twitter employee.