Instagram launches Twitter rival, Threads (includes video story)

Earlier this week, Meta Platforms Inc., owner of Facebook and Instagram, released a new social media app in over 100 countries called Threads. As a rival to Twitter, it has grown rapidly in popularity.

Twitter owner Elon Musk sent a cease and desist to Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the new Threads app. In response to a tweet about the cease and desist letter, Elon Musk wrote, “Competition is fine, but cheating is not.”

Threads can be accessed through your Instagram account, and it allows users to post updates that can include text, photos, links and videos.

Daniela Zulueta is a FIU Alumni at Florida International University who graduated with her bachelor's in digital broadcasting and media and holds an associate degree in journalism from Miami Dade College. She loves Miami and aims to share the stories of the citizens who live here and all over the world. After her studies, she wishes to pursue a career in the entertainment field.