By Abubakar Yunusa Abuja
Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Threads, says the new text-based social media platform has recorded 10 million sign-ups in its first seven hours.
“10 million sign-ups in seven hours,” the tech billionaire posted on his Threads page.
On July 6, the founder of Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, launched Threads to rival Elon Musk’s Twitter.
The launch comes days after Musk announced that a temporary limit has been imposed on the number of posts users can read daily on Twitter.
He said verified users will have access to 6,000 posts daily, while unverified and new users will be allowed to read 600 and 300 posts, respectively.
In what seems to be Zuckerberg noting complaints from thousands of Twitter users, he swiftly floated the text-based app which allows users to post and engage in real-time conversations online — just like Twitter.
The app also comes with features similar to that of Twitter, such as liking, reposting, and deciding who can reply to threads.
Users can also follow and connect with others who share similar interests and build a loyal following of their own to share their ideas, opinions, and creativity with the world.
As of the time of filing this report, influential Nigerians including President Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar, and Tony Elumelu, have joined the micro-blogging app.