Threads from Instagram APK

Version 142.0.0.38.110 - com.instagram.threadsapp
Last updated: 2020-05-22
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A camera app for close friends only.

Threads from Instagram apk

APP Information

Download Version 142.0.0.38.110 (215893439)
Apk Size19.66 MB
App DeveloperInstagram
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.0 and up
App Packagecom.instagram.threadsapp.apk
MD5f20f2b7ba39ecae4e880287f3667c023
Rate5
Website http://help.instagram.com/

Download Threads from Instagram 142.0.0.38.110 APK

App Description

Threads from Instagram is instagram,threadsapp,social,threads, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 3 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Instagram website who developed it. com.instagram.threadsapp.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 142.0.0.38.110 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 2525+ times on store. You can also download com.instagram.threadsapp APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

👋 Hey, this is Threads – a new app for keeping up with your close friends. It's the place for you to quickly share photos, videos, statuses and Stories with your Instagram close friends list.

Close friends only

Threads works with the people on your close friends list, so you're in control of who can reach you on the app. You can create and edit your list at any time on Instagram or Threads.

Share instantly

You can share photos and videos in ⚡️speed. Use camera shortcuts to send them to your close friends in just two taps.

Share what you're up to with status

You can choose from a selection of pre-set statuses (📚 Studying), create your own (😅 Procrastinating) or enable automatic status, which shares little bits of context with your friends (for example, if you're 🌲 In the wild). You can choose whether to use status, and only your close friends will see your status.

Continue using Instagram

Messages from your close friends will now appear in Threads, but you will still have access them on Instagram.
 

App ChangeLog

App Screens

Threads from Instagram App Screen 1Threads from Instagram App Screen 2Threads from Instagram App Screen 3Threads from Instagram App Screen 4

Permissions

requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_BACKGROUND_LOCATION
android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION
android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION
android.permission.BLUETOOTH
android.permission.BLUETOOTH_ADMIN
android.permission.BROADCAST_STICKY
android.permission.CALL_PHONE
android.permission.CAMERA
android.permission.CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE
android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE
android.permission.EXPAND_STATUS_BAR
android.permission.FOREGROUND_SERVICE
android.permission.GET_ACCOUNTS
android.permission.INTERNET
android.permission.MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS
android.permission.NFC
android.permission.READ_CONTACTS
android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE
android.permission.READ_PROFILE
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
android.permission.RECORD_AUDIO
android.permission.UPDATE_APP_BADGE
android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
android.permission.USE_FINGERPRINT
android.permission.VIBRATE
android.permission.WAKE_LOCK
android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
com.amazon.device.messaging.permission.RECEIVE
com.android.launcher.permission.INSTALL_SHORTCUT
com.android.launcher.permission.UNINSTALL_SHORTCUT
com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
com.google.android.gms.permission.ACTIVITY_RECOGNITION
com.htc.launcher.permission.READ_SETTINGS
com.htc.launcher.permission.UPDATE_SHORTCUT
com.huawei.android.launcher.permission.CHANGE_BADGE
com.instagram.android.permission.LOGGED_IN_USERS_CONTENT
com.sonyericsson.home.permission.BROADCAST_BADGE
Manifest.permission.VIBRATE
.permission.RECEIVE_ADM_MESSAGE
android.hardware.faketouch
precise location (GPS and network-based)
Allows the app to get your precise location using the Global Positioning System (GPS) or network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine where you are, and may consume additional battery power.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

pair with Bluetooth devices
Allows the app to view the configuration of the Bluetooth on the phone, and to make and accept connections with paired devices.

access Bluetooth settings
Allows the app to configure the local Bluetooth phone, and to discover and pair with remote devices.

send sticky broadcast
Allows the app to send sticky broadcasts, which remain after the broadcast ends. Excessive use may make the phone slow or unstable by causing it to use too much memory.

directly call phone numbers
Allows the app to call phone numbers without your intervention. This may result in unexpected charges or calls. Note that this doesn't allow the app to call emergency numbers. Malicious apps may cost you money by making calls without your confirmation.

take pictures and videos
Allows the app to take pictures and videos with the camera. This permission allows the app to use the camera at any time without your confirmation.

change network connectivity
Allows the app to change the state of network connectivity.

connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.

expand/collapse status bar
Allows the app to expand or collapse the status bar.

GET ACCOUNTS
Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

find accounts on the device
Allows the app to get the list of accounts known by the phone. This may include any accounts created by applications you have installed.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

change your audio settings
Allows the app to modify global audio settings such as volume and which speaker is used for output.

control Near Field Communication
Allows the app to communicate with Near Field Communication (NFC) tags, cards, and readers.

read your contacts
Allows the app to read data about your contacts stored on your phone, including the frequency with which you've called, emailed, or communicated in other ways with specific individuals. This permission allows apps to save your contact data, and malicious apps may share contact data without your knowledge.

read phone state
Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.

read your own contact card
Allows the app to read personal profile information stored on your device, such as your name and contact information. This means the app can identify you and may send your profile information to others.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

use accounts on the device
Allows the app to request authentication tokens.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify or delete the contents of your SD card
Allows the app to write to the SD card.

install shortcuts
Allows an application to add Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

uninstall shortcuts
Allows the application to remove Homescreen shortcuts without user intervention.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

activity recognition
Allows an app to receive periodic updates of your activity level from Google, for example, if you are walking, driving, cycling, or stationary.

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  1. guest-avatar

    It's a great app, and I love it so far. But on android at least it has some obvious issues that need to be fixed. For example, often times a friend will send me a photo from the in app camera, which is one of the main uses of the the app, and I will open the photo only to be able to see the bottom of the photo clipped all the way up at the top of my device, rendering the main purpose of the app kind of useless, but I do frequently use it to text, and so far that seems to be pretty solid. S9+btw

  2. guest-avatar

    apk Looks good and its nice to use but why do I have to add people to "close friends" in order to chat with them? I installed this app because I didn't like how the normal Instagram chat looks. Would love an update where i could have all my Instagram conversations in this app, so it would be same as normal Instagram chat but with more customization, like color and stuff like that. I have some conversations on my Instagram related to my business and I don't want them in my "close friends".

  3. guest-avatar

    ios I love it very much but at the same time, I'm have some reservations. I'd have loved if I was given an option to have all my Direct Messages or just my close friends list in it. Overall, it's a great app and I'd keep using it. If you ever get to read this review, I hope you consider creating that option. I believe some people wouldn't mind choosing. Thank you very much.

  4. guest-avatar

    login it's alright, but you don't have an option to save your group chats from IG, you have to create new ones with your close friends.

  5. guest-avatar

    app ***Why are you people not providing clear chat option in any of your updates, this will be very helpful try to include it. I'm always opening Instagram app only to clear the chat history why can't you people provide that option in Threads itself *Please do provide the clear chat option in Threads* Thank you

  6. guest-avatar

    download Its almost perfect. It would be perfect if chat section is in the home page instead of camera and And some face filter in Camera section.

  7. guest-avatar

    android The app doesn't have the same functionality as it does in Instagram itself. If someone sends more than one photo it doesn't roll over to the next. It also doesn't let me send a photo reply to a friend's message. Would love to see those 2 things updated.

  8. guest-avatar

    app store Bugs to Solve Instagram Team like whenever i see one close friend's story other people's stories disappear why just why is this still going on for so so many months so many updates but the bug is still there!!!! Please Sort this out!!!!

  9. guest-avatar

    دانلود See I want to give suggestions regarding this Application. This is the most wanted concept for person who addicted to memes on insta. FOR RESTRICTING IT, they cannot talk to there friend. But Give the camera filters (lens) which are on instagram for example dog face and etc.. It would incredible isn't it?.

  10. guest-avatar

    threads instagram play store It doesn't use Camera API2, so all the photos look awful. If you want to make a Snapchat ripoff, at least try to be better. Copying the bad parts of Snapchat (God awful photo quality) is doing nothing for you.

  11. guest-avatar

    It should not only have the function to chat with close friends but also with people who are not in the close friend list..and it should have chat heads as in " messenger " ...fix theses things ..nd the app will be awsm

  12. guest-avatar

    It's a very nice app. I really love it. Nice effort on the designs and all the stuff. What I really hate is the camera roll(the app starts with the camera open) and you have to add people to close friends list to chat . I need it more deeper like wanna chat like normal to everyone instead of just some close friends. And there are some bugs too. Sometimes pictures keep sending to our friends without our knowledge.

  13. guest-avatar

    It's a really good app to let you talk to your close friends but it would be nice if they could add the music features to the story category.

  14. guest-avatar

    It's been helpful to help me separate from my phone. I can stay off Instagram but still get my messages. Also I like how I can filter by messages through close friends, however; I wish I had the option to get all my DMs. I wish the camera had all the options that it does on Insta. I also wish I had the option to save posts ppl send me. I also wish you could see the timing of messages like you can on Insta. Other than those missing features, I've found it fairly beneficial.

  15. guest-avatar

    This is an app where you chat where close friends... I don't know what to tell you but it's good for chatting with close friends and stuff and you can send photos to those close friends too via the camera roll or just take a picture on the app and send it directly to them... This app is good a doing what it's supposed to do I guess... Also there is this status feature where you can show your friends what you are doing... That's cool too I guess

  16. guest-avatar

    Sebastian Kassai

    2020-02-03T19:19:06.773Z

    The general chat UI & UX is absolutely amazing, I really love the use of haptic feedback! I would love to have the option for the app to automatically open to the chats instead of the camera, as on some lower-end devices, the camera can take a while to initialize and it also burns the battery. Integration with the main Instagram app could also exist, much like with the separate Direct app. Currently, I'm receiving message notifications from both Instagram and Threads.

  17. guest-avatar

    Pictures don't align correctly, have seen other Android users talk about this. Correct that, and it's a stellar app.

  18. guest-avatar

    Yasmin Zulfati Yusrina

    2020-01-24T00:27:43.135Z

    I have this installed instead of Instagram. I used to reply very late and miss stories that tagged me. That's because I only installed IG every few weeks to check the DM and uninstalled it again after. I can't let it stay because there's too much distraction and I always ended up scrolling more smh. But with this app, I can get only what I need. Good job.

  19. guest-avatar

    It's a good side app especially if you use Instagram for only chats. But it does have bugs and needs some improvements. A bug I notice is when someone is typing, half of the (...) Bubble gets covered or does it show at all. Also there are no time stamps and seen chat notifications. These things can easily be solved by updates though.🙂

  20. guest-avatar

    messenger features must be added . Like searching for message . Old message . It is difficult to see old message because it based on speed and scrolling is hard . Please add features to view old messages . Please please

  21. guest-avatar

    It is a great app!! All want developer to add download photos from chats feature !! :-)

  22. guest-avatar

    This app is pretty good at what is meant to do is to separate personal DMs and general DMs apart and it does a really good job at it although there's a few things that I would like to have in this app such as having group chats imported from Instagram to threads being able to save post from other people, other than that it's just messenger but for Instagram.

  23. guest-avatar

    Everything is great except I tried to send an internet link to a friend and it did not allow me to send

  24. guest-avatar

    Auritra Sarkar Prottoy

    2020-02-28T04:44:58.315Z

    It has great potential tbh. But a few problems are deal breakers for me. For example, sometimes the sent messages just disappear from both ends. And other stuff like not being able to see when the message was sent, not being able to use filters etc. are kind of frustrating at times.

  25. guest-avatar

    It looks so good now , they created a new and private way to chat with close friends. Loved it 🤘🏻.

  26. guest-avatar

    Brianna Siegrist

    2020-01-28T17:26:59.654Z

    Okay I like that there is an easier way to get to chats. App super pretty, too. But it would be better if we could a) switch between accounts easier and b) see our own stories and viewers and c) why only close friends???? Why no filters???

  27. guest-avatar

    Best app! Thanks instagram for making this app! I was fed up with the over self-promoting accounts of instagram and needed a break.. and suddenly this app was launched! Now I chat with my 3 close friends without instagram installed. I install instagram once a month now and use it for little time before uninstalling..

  28. guest-avatar

    Doesn't show whether the text message was delivered or not. It also doesn't show the time of sending and receiving of the messages. It also doesn't send text messages as fast Instagram does, for hours together. This app is full of bugs.

  29. guest-avatar

    Perfect app, Exactly what I needed. Would be perfect if some small thing are improved like adjusting the picture size for stories, be able to see what time a message was sent/recieved and be able to adjust the chat bubbles color. (Things that are already in Instagram DMs) :)

  30. guest-avatar

    R Rifaldi Utomo

    2020-03-23T15:19:01.923Z

    This app is definitely the one I need! To connect with close friend without having toxicity from people IG post. Thanks IG!

  31. guest-avatar

    I love this app! If ur into Instagram messaging, I totally recommend it. Sometimes it will glitch out tho and send something that u sent a while ago back at the person, and it will keep doing it.

  32. guest-avatar

    Siddharth Singh

    2020-01-25T18:20:48.820Z

    This is a great app probably one of the most beautiful ones I've seen yet. Though i have a suggestion, it would have been wonderful if there was an option to change the colour and size of the chat bubbles too.

  33. guest-avatar

    Shantanu Kapoor

    2020-02-01T19:23:29.793Z

    It's good. There should be an option of sending already clicked photos which can be viewed once like on instagram chat. Also you can give more information on the time of text sent and received .

  34. guest-avatar

    Threads is a great alternative for Instagram just like Facebook has Messenger! A little thing i wanna change to the app is To make Threads for all your dm's on Instagram and not only your bestfriends. Now i have to tick on every person that i send with, what is a little enoying..

  35. guest-avatar

    Kayden The Artist

    2020-01-22T03:20:33.273Z

    It keeps crashing on me! whenever i open the app it either crashes or keeps me stuck on one conversation. its so annoying! but some good things are statuses. I lobe them!

  36. guest-avatar

    Emoji sizes are really big, make them smaller and not able to see if messages are delivered or not. Other than that, the app is great.

  37. guest-avatar

    It's a very good app, great for when you need a break from Instagram but want to keep in touch with friends (bc texting is outdated now and people use dms) a few things could be fixed. But over all good app!

  38. guest-avatar

    Excellent App for chats! The integrated chat has always been good but it's nice to have a separate app for your close friends.

  39. guest-avatar

    Does not work useless lame app always sayung unknown erroe and just stops functioning

  40. guest-avatar

    This app soo easy to use and simple too but in the chatting section the emoji size is soo big, it would be better to see if it's in normal size and the theme are also good 🌹

  41. guest-avatar

    Pablo Galbraith

    2020-02-16T14:13:57.303Z

    Still some minor bugs, but all in all a solid app. Could change the position of the camera button

  42. guest-avatar

    I just installed the app now and as soon as i finished the sign-in process, the app stopped working.... I tried reopening it over and over again but keeps telling me app has stopped.. Pls what's wrong?

  43. guest-avatar

    Why it is not running in Oppo phone? It is showing that an unknown network error has occurred. Please solve it.

  44. guest-avatar

    Well it took some time to get used to it. But had a great expression.

  45. guest-avatar

    Simplifies Instagram to just direct messages with a more fluid ui. Extremely buggy and crashes often.

  46. guest-avatar

    Not good for chatting, useless apps, should remove it from play store

  47. guest-avatar

    good app but no filters add filters in the next update please

  48. guest-avatar

    Gladius Synthetic Orchestra

    2020-01-20T20:08:39.653Z

    Needs alot of improvements, such as, the ability to save preset status.

  49. guest-avatar

    Robert McGlyn, Jr.

    2020-02-10T18:29:03.954Z

    This is a good app for those who aren't into posting on Instagram, but still want to keep in touch with their Instagram friends/followers

  50. guest-avatar

    Needs some work like the snap map , archives and disappearing messages , plus double notification

  51. guest-avatar

    Great app but it need some more work into it

  52. guest-avatar

    One should also be able to include other friends just for chatting.

  53. guest-avatar

    Messages don't send and they clog the chat log with no way to delete them.

  54. guest-avatar

    The app is really nice to help with Ur screen on time but please add more themes

  55. guest-avatar

    needs more theme customizations, ans i camt see when messages were sent and if theyve been delivered.

  56. guest-avatar

    4 because there's no group chat function, and it doesn't let you see when something was delivered

  57. guest-avatar

    The auto status us glitching and is constantly not updating itself or it is updating inaccurately

  58. guest-avatar

    Ali Golshan Noor

    2020-02-28T10:38:05.962Z

    Just need to add support for IGTV. I don't wanna open Instagram for just a video on IGTV.

  59. guest-avatar

    A great app from Instagram keep up the great work.

  60. guest-avatar

    Riddhi Mahindrakar

    2020-01-31T14:17:48.942Z

    Not nice app showing only an unknown network appear or unfortunately threads has stopped

  61. guest-avatar

    phat delay on the camera, status thing is cool though

  62. guest-avatar

    Well, the app in itself is pretty good . Messaging is fine, status is fine, but the only thing I have a problem with is the little red thingies that are there when the messages don't send and you can't delete it. When I try to resend it, it fails and the boxes are there and it is very annoying. Besides that, it's a great app and I recommend ☺️. How can I contact someone about this?

  63. guest-avatar

    App should open directly to chat option not to camera.

  64. guest-avatar

    This app has tons of potential to overtake another app who I won't mention it's name. Maybe if it was opened up to more than just close friends and added filters to the camera. Something like streaks and a best friends list would be amazing. Also, it could be a good opportunity to utilize Samsung's camera abilities hint hint. Good effort on this app though! Edit: wow this app has been a let down... Nobody is getting the feature that they're wanting.

  65. guest-avatar

    Best UI of any app on Android. Good use of haptics too

  66. guest-avatar

    Something's really wrong with this app. I cant acces it on my mobile android version😑😑.

  67. guest-avatar

    Enjoying it so far and really like the aesthetics but I'm not able to add an existing group chat although I have all the members checked as close friends because there were two previous members that deleted their accounts so there's no way I could add or kick them from it. Please make it so that deleted accounts don't prevent you from adding that existing group chat, I'd definitely give a 5 star rating if I was able to have my group chat in the Threads as that's the only issue I've come across.

  68. guest-avatar

    This app has a lot of bugs. I wish Instagram had another messenger app

  69. guest-avatar

    Notifications aren't showing since last update!

  70. guest-avatar

    Peter Michailidis

    2020-01-08T14:28:07.870Z

    This app is starting to frequently crash down both instagram.and threads. I'm still getting double notifications. They should be able to hand off notifications to threads for those select people you've included in threads. I'm most likely going to uninstall this app as the negatives are outweighing the positives at this point.

  71. guest-avatar

    Himanshu Jaiswal

    2020-01-01T16:31:55.127Z

    This app saves time by not opening Instagram, but it needs to get updated because it doesn't show you the time of message sent as in instagram and if the message is seen. Some features must be added in this app so as it gets similar to messenger like it must show sent, delivered, read and time. Overall app is good

  72. guest-avatar

    Okay so I LOVE the concept. I would like a few tweaks to be made though. The camera first of all, it would be better if it matched fuctionality of the camera of that of IG itself. The reply button, the filters and other features are all needed. The voice notes would be a good add on. Basically make it instagram without the hassle of posts. It'll surely make the app blow up. Also, maybe it would be better if the camera isnt the first thing that opens when you open the app.

  73. guest-avatar

    I really like this app. The UI is beautiful and the transition animations are really satisfying. I have two complaints. The first one is that the UI for unsending messages does not match the UI for the rest of the app or follow the theme. The second suggestion would be to allow users to dm anyone using the app, but only show your status to close friends. Maybe group close friends differently, or put them at the top. That's all. So far I love the app though. 👍

  74. guest-avatar

    Love the app 😍 Love the concept 😍 But there should be like 2 section like uk two tabs 1) close friends (which is there ) 2) Instagram chat because it will be more better and easier People can use treads mainly for chat sending pictures and much more I think Instagram chat should be add My thoughts but love tht app make chatting easy

  75. guest-avatar

    It's pretty good, love the dark mode and the UI in general. Still some bugs, especially with the keyboard when hitting the phone's back button, and it crashes a lot. It's in it's first version tho, so that's understandable. Some additional features would be nice in the future, such as viewing timestamps and seeing messages from people other than close friends. I can't really disable Instagram dm notifications in case someone not on that list DMs me. But otherwise, it's pretty cool

  76. guest-avatar

    I'm leaving such a good review because I love the look and the feel. I really love the chats too. Only a couple of downsides imo. I feel like if this was just the messaging part of Instagram, AND worked with Facebook messenger, I would probably just use this for everything. It's beautiful. It's like how Allo was great but no one used it. I see very little use for this. I only chat on Instagram about someone's story.

  77. guest-avatar

    Great way to message. Smooth animations and UI. Picture and Video quality sucks tho. Back button should also go back from the camera screen to messages, instead it closes the app but tons of bugs!!

  78. guest-avatar

    Often, the videos or pictures I receive show up as cut by 1/2 the screen. Pretty unreliable in terms of content received -- please fix this!!! However, I love that the app is solely focused on the conversations with close friends from insta.

  79. guest-avatar

    What I really like about the app is the aesthetic. It's super clean, it's soft, smooth, and has a true dark mode. I like how the animations look and how it shows DMs. The two problems with the app is that restricting the contacts to only "close friends" makes it way too niche. The app would be amazing if it really was just a Instagram stories and DMs program, because it be better than Snapchat; although I understand why Instagram might be opposed to doing that. My friends don't see a need.

  80. guest-avatar

    Mohammed Hisham KP

    2019-11-23T14:47:41.386Z

    Even though this app is fun, and let you do the texting seperately, and also let's you put status like what you are doing and other stuff, it has one single problem that annoys me. You can send audio to people but can't hear them. I mean like that is ridiculous. If you can't hear audio, then why put a send audio button in the first place. Developers please consider this.

  81. guest-avatar

    I really like Instagram's Threads App for many reasons, not the least of which is how clean it is. The app's focus on communication and nothing else is extremely refreshing in this day and page of stories and original content. This app, as a messaging app, is hands-down the best I've seen. My only real complaint is that, by trying to separate itself as a different app, you're limited to just your favorite Instagram users, and group chats don't migrate over. If that was fixed, it'd have 5 stars.

  82. guest-avatar

    Feels unnecessary. Almost everything here's already on Instagram with only some small added stuff that would be better off implemented straight to the Instagram app. Also for some reason, using this app's camera takes visibly worse photos than the ones taken from Instagram story's camera. Not sure if that applies to every phone. Only thing I liked here was the "themes" option which goes beyond just a simple dark mode by providing more options, but again, could've just gone straight to Insta app.

  83. guest-avatar

    It'd give this app a 2 and a half if I could. Let's start with the pros: It's a nice, clean, simple UI. You have the option to change the theme which is very appreciated from me since I have an AMOLED display and I can take full advantage of the dark theme. That's about it for the pros, now for the cons: It's missing so many key features from Instagram direct messaging that it makes this app useless. If I get a voice message I have to exit the app and go to IG to see the message.

  84. guest-avatar

    Nithilan Amudhan

    2019-11-24T13:11:54.373Z

    First up great effort. I love the UI and the chat options. It's all smooth. But feature wise not upto the mark. I wish there were filters for the camera which was the exact reason for which I downloaded this app. I definitely see a utility with this but not with the way it currently is. I just wish we had the whole instagram camera here with all filters and other options. Good effort tho

  85. guest-avatar

    Rohan Vitrouthu

    2019-10-04T06:54:55.485Z

    This was released yesterday and I understand that additional features are incoming. But here are few that I noticed are missing. First the ability to share photos directly from photos app or the gallery. There is no option called Threads in the list of apps for sharing. Second there is a potential bug which I noticed when I came back to the home screen from a conversation, the space which the keyboard occupies when it is active turns blank and nothing shows there. Hope these will be fixed.

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    Seems like an excellent ap, love the different theme options (read: dark mode). Not 5 stars because oddly enough there's more functionality in IG than with Threads in terms of picture features (aka, why can't I add stickers, or boomerang or all that? Only allows text and manual doodles). I haven't tried it yet, but I like the idea of video chatting :)

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    I guess this is the app I'd built too if i were worried I'd be broken up. Was going to try and use this as my main messaging app, but it's missing basic things like using images from your phones gallery, or even just basic instagram stuff. And something about the always status just feels battery hungry, which says something about me that i worry more about that than privacy. Just no reason to use this over snapchat or... anything else. Can't even tell if it's what's app type of encryption or FB messenger type encryption.

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    A decent attempt at yet another SnapChat clone, but I just simply cannot trust any apps affiliated with Facebook anymore, no matter how good they may be. Too many scandals, and they cannot be trusted with my private info. Will not be using until users are ensured that everything is encrypted. After all, Zuckerberg himself stated that privacy was the future. Let's hope that Threads follows that trend.

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    This is a great start for an app, but I feel like it's more limited than Instagram Direct. Features available on Instagram Direct that I feel should be put on threads are the regular story functions (stickers, photo effects, etc.) as well as the ability to interact with people who aren't on your close friends list through Stories or Direct Messages and the Voice Recorder.

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    I love the simplicity of this app, as someone who is kind of over Instagram and sees Facebook and Snapchat as super time sucks. I appreciate being able to send pictures to close family and friends without having to log on and see a never ending feed of people. I can see how it could seem redundant for some, but I find it useful. Currently I install Instagram once a week to post or send pictures and videos to those closest to me and then uninstall again.

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    Awesome app. The most interesting feature on the app is quite likely the auto-status update. When you enable it, this feature is going to allow Threads to request your smartphone's location, movement, battery level and network connection. Using this, Threads will be able to share relevant information to your close friends. I just loved it.

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    Marianna Carrera

    2019-10-04T20:24:24.150Z

    So far not impressed The only new feature I was able to test is the auto status. And it's impressively bad. It shows "chilling" while I'm at work. If I set a custom status saying "at work" it gets forgotten after 4h (i.e., I don't get a shortcut to it next time I want to use it) and while the manual "at work" is set, there is a persistent android notification saying that the auto status is "chilling". Everything else is just the same chat from Instagram.

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    Although I see a use in this app and I really digging it, I think being able to post photos and videos like in the normal feed but just for the people you add to your close friends would be wonderful and have more sense than just being another messenger app. I know you already tested that in the original app (I heard that in one of The Verge podcasts), but now that you have a totally different app it would really make more sense.

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    Love the modern UI and smooth UX. Missing some features though (like mute video sound). Also there is a glitch where after a thread is closed the bottom of the screen is grey (where the keyboard was at). Lastly, if the app is called "Threads" then why isn't that the first thing I see when opening the app? 😅

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    Nikith Sai Veluvolu

    2019-10-04T18:48:50.842Z

    The app fluidity is nice and the learning curve is also easily adaptable. But the add close friends bar is not working from threads app, but gets added when done from Instagram app. Sometimes even though the keyboard is closed the app continues to show a grey area in which the keyboard was previously present. More features has to be added to this standalone application to make it stand out and make a difference between the Instagram app and the threads app.

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    I personally enjoy it. I don't mind anything I just have suggestions. Let's see. 1. I suggest a optional color change in chats. I love the fact that there's a dark mode and different colors for the entire app but I wonder if we can add into a actual color change for the actual messaging. 2. Fixing the "Stories." I tried to view my close friend stories and it just says it's not available but when I view it on the main app it view fine. That's all, all in all its a great app and I recommend 👍🏾

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    Christy Theodora

    2019-10-09T13:20:17.234Z

    For me, its a straight 5 star! 😄 As a person who love to take a break from scrolling through posts and lose time bcs of it (lol), i can say this app is a helper for mee! Tbh bcs sometimes i realized that i use instagram app too often, so i choose to deactivate my account / uninstalling the app instead. But with this app existing i no longer have to deactivate my ig anymore. I can still receive dms from my friends, and replied their chats 😄, thanks Threads! You did a great job!

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    The developer did not bother to post a link to the privacy policy anywhere that I can find. So, while I would love to know exactly what Facebook does with my location data if I were to turn on auto status, I simply cannot know. With FB's track record on privacy, this is yet another breach of trust and I would advise other users to act with caution.

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    Great attempt, but still got work to do tho. First off, auto status updates dont actually sync betwen the app and the notification shade. Both show me different status updates, which is weird. Second, why cant i send images from the gallery? and whats with no gifs support? over all the app feels barebones.the camera sure has no lenses to have fun with. Do add neat stuff, but for heavens sake dont ruin this with ads down the line.

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    Kloyd Angelou Turado

    2019-10-18T05:41:09.700Z

    I don't see how separating this app would mean so much for Instagram. They could have just integrated it well within the DM section. I'm using it because it's new and I'm still trying to see if I couldn't live without it, but as of the moment I only "use" it when its5the first one to notify and not the IG app.