New social network Threads, run by social media giant Meta, will fully launch in Czechia at midday on Thursday, Dec. 14. Meta quietly placed an “invitation” to be part of the launch within its Instagram app Wednesday.
The new app has been available in the U.S. and UK since July, though its EU launch has been delayed due to non-compliance with the EU Digital Markets Act.
Some Czechia-based users had initially been able to access and use the Threads app via a virtual private network (VPN), although Meta quickly cracked down on this.
Similarities to X According to Meta, Threads is specially made “for sharing text updates and joining public conversations.” Users will also be able to post and share images and videos, as well as interact with other users’ posts through replies, reposts, and likes. The app is seen as a competitor to X (formerly Twitter) due to its similarity.
Czech users can already download the Threads application on the App Store or Google Play Store, but won’t be able to access the app until Thursday. The same Instagram handle (username) is used to sign into the Threads app.
By typing the word “ticket” on the Instagram search bar, users will see a special invitation ticket that details tomorrow’s launch of Threads. The threads.net website also displays a countdown to the launch. (...)
Within five days of its global launch, Threads became the fastest-growing app in history, even surpassing previous record holder ChatGPT. Today, Threads has around 141 million active users worldwide.