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Shubhendra Singh Chauhan
Shubhendra Singh Chauhan

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Threads or Twitter?

Threads vs. Twitter: What are the Differences?

Threads and Twitter are both social media platforms that allow users to share short messages with their followers. However, there are some key differences between the two platforms.


  • Threads is a standalone app that is owned by Meta (formerly Facebook).
  • Threads is designed for sharing more personal and intimate content with close friends and family.


  • Twitter is a larger social media platform with over 330 million active users.
  • Twitter is designed for sharing a wider range of content, including news, events, and personal thoughts.
  • Twitter messages are not ephemeral, meaning that they remain on the platform indefinitely.
  • Twitter includes features like hashtags, @mentions, and retweets.

Which Platform is Right for You?

The best platform for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. If you are looking for a platform to share personal and intimate content with close friends and family, then Threads is a good option. If you are looking for a platform to share a wider range of content with a larger audience, then Twitter is a good option.

Here is a table that summarises the key differences between Threads and Twitter:

Feature Threads Twitter
Platform Standalone app Website and app
Target audience Close friends and family Wider audience
Characters limit 500 280
Repost Can't see numbers, only notifications for repost Can see numbers
Hashtags not available available
@mentions yes yes
Drafts no yes

What do you think? Which platform would you prefer?

I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.


Top comments (2)

baptistefkt profile image
Baptiste Firket

Freedom of speech or censorship? Original or copycat? Twitter for me.

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Shubhendra Singh Chauhan

Agreed @baptistefkt 💯
People have already started leaving Threads app, its sad that they have the option to delete the account from Threads.