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Threads currently allow users to post up to 500 characters on the app
Threads, the Twitter rival by Meta, went live on Thursday and the new microblogging platform has already racked up more than 50 million sign-ups just over a day after it was launched by the Facebook parent firm. You can log on to Threads with your Instagram credentials and the app will alert you every time one of your Instagram contacts follows you back. Also, you will be alerted when your posts on Threads receive likes, replies, reposts, and mentions. These constant notifications can get tiresome — but there are a few ways to manage them to ensure a better experience on the new app.
Meta’s new Twitter rival uses Instagram’s account system and you can keep your username, followers and verification status on Threads. It can be accessed from the desktop site at Threads.net or by downloading the app on iOS and Android smartphones.
Threads notification settings on Android
At present, the app sends out 10 different types of notifications for likes, replies, mentions, reposts, quotes, first threads, new followers, follow request acceptance, account suggestions and pre-followed user joined Threads.
You can remove notifications from Threads that spam you with too many messages or aren’t useful anymore by following these steps on Android:
The steps outlined come in handy when you’d like to use Threads but don’t want to constantly receive ongoing notifications from the app. Threads currently allows you to post up to 500 characters on the app with links, photos, and videos. These can be cross-posted to your Instagram story as well. Like Instagram, the new app also lets to set the profile as “Private”. The new platform is expected to add new features in the coming days.
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