Find Your Friends on Threads Over Twitter
If so what You had a billion followers on Twitter? Meta’s new app, Threads, is growing rapidly, with 70 million sign-ups in the first few days according to a tweet from… I mean, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Thread post. Although the vibe on Threads isn’t for everyone (too many brands/extremely Facebook), it can be fun to start over and try a new social media app alongside millions of other users.
Will Threads Really Kill Twitter? First of all, apps aren’t humans, so no one is dying here. Second, the Threads app comes from the same company that went all in on the Metaverse, so let’s wait a while before making any big longevity claims. Whether the threads stick around or not, millions of early adopters are busy posting self-referential memes and clamoring for followers on the new app.
Do you want to reconnect with people you’ve interacted with on Twitter and just want to do a little influencer stalking? Here are some tips to help you start building your social media followers again on the Threads App (Android, Apple).
Cross-post multiple times
OK, this sounds a bit depressing, but it’s probably the best way to keep in touch with your Twitter friends. Tweet a few times about signing up for threads, and share the new handle where your friends can find you, if it’s different. Don’t be afraid to use memes and humor as well as more direct arguments.
Link your Instagram for finding your friends on threads
Listen to me. Even though the following you build on Instagram is very different from the people you like on Twitter, many beginners with large followings on Threads are bringing their community (and blue checkmark) over from Instagram, which is owned by Meta. Is. If you follow friends on Instagram, when you sign up for Threads, you’ll get the option to follow all of your Instagram friends if they have Threads accounts. (And if they don’t have one now, you can auto-follow them if they create one later.)
Before you do, know that once the account is connected, you won’t be able to completely delete your Threads account without damaging your Instagram. This is something the company may change in the future, but this is how it is currently set up.
If you use your Instagram account but didn’t choose to follow the same people on Threads during the sign-up process, it’s possible to find that option again. Tap on your profile and then tap on your follower count. then swipe up next tab. At the top of the screen, tap see all To find people you know on Instagram.
Keep your account public
If you want to keep your account more private, it’s possible to change posts to private by going to your profile, tapping on the two lines in the top right corner, and selecting confidentiality and then toggle personal profile option on the right. For those looking to grow accounts beyond their immediate friend group, keeping your account public is the only way to eliminate posts from algorithmic feeds.
Be it public or private, be aware that Meta collects personal information whenever you use the app. Here’s our analysis of how data collection on Threads compares to Twitter and other alternatives.
Reuse Your Best Bits
Yes, you may want to create a new online persona for Threads, but don’t be afraid to reuse some of your past photos, jokes, and topics of discussion. As you figure out what types of posts help you create what you’re looking for on Threads, experiment with tweaking what has worked for you in the past.
Post and Post and Post
Don’t think too much on this. If you’re having a good time on Threads and want to attract more followers, keep those posts flowing. Don’t be afraid to reply to posts that make you laugh or share something informative. The party is just getting started, and users may be ready to make new connections. (Probably they want to grow their following just like you.)
Are you worried that you are spending too much time on the app? Go to your profile, and tap on the two lines in the top right corner. go for Account. Then take a break, Threads can remind you to touch the grass after every 10, 20, or 30 minutes you spend on a social media app.