First of Mark Zuckerberg tweet in eleven years pokes fun at Elon Musk. Zuckerberg launched his highly anticipated Twitter alternative, the “Threads app,” Zuckerberg, who had been absent from the social media scene for more than a decade, posted his first tweet in a playful dig at the Tesla CEO.
On Wednesday, Meta’s Instagram officially unveiled Threads, the most significant competitor to the struggling social media platform Elon Musk owns. Tweet of Mark Zuckerberg was his first since 2012 and comes days after Elon Musk challenged the Meta founder to a cage fight.
Hours after the ‘Threads launch’, Zuckerberg shared a photo of identical Spider-Men facing off in a tweet. Take a look at the image below,
Threads, the newly unveiled app by Instagram, offers users the ability to share text, and links, and also, it engage in conversations by replying to or reposting messages from fellow users.
Notably, the app enables users to seamlessly transfer their existing follower lists and account names from Instagram, Meta‘s popular photo and video-sharing platform with a user base exceeding 2 billion, which includes renowned brands, celebrities, and content creators.
Public conversations app
“There should be a public conversations app with 1 billion-plus people on it,” Meta Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday in a post on Threads. “Twitter has had the opportunity to do this but hasn’t nailed it. Hopefully we will.”
Many of Instagram’s influential users have been asking the company to make a text-based app, according to Connor Hayes, a vice president of products.
Meta-owned platforms Instagram and Facebook have gained a reputation for their track record of emulating products from emerging internet competitors, which has proven to be remarkably successful.
Instagram’s Reels feature was developed as a direct rival to the popular viral video app TikTok, while its Stories feature was introduced following the rise of Snap Inc.’s Snapchat, which offers disappearing posts.