From the company that owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, Meta has released their latest social media platform, Threads. As business owners in an
Let’s learn more about Threads, explain its functionalities, and illustrate how you can use it to engage with your customers.
Unraveling Threads: A New Social Media Platform
Threads is a new app by Meta for sharing short text updates and participating in public conversations. It’s a separate app integrated with Instagram and is already tapping into Meta’s massive user base.
Posts on Threads can be up to 500 characters long. They can include links, photos, and videos (up to 5 minutes). You can share a Threads post to your Instagram story or share your post as a link on other social media platforms.
Since Threads integrates with your Instagram account, you log in using your Instagram credentials to create a Threads account. Your username, name, bio, profile photo, and the verification mark will carry over to your Threads account, plus other settings, like a block list. However, you can still customize your profile to make it unique to Threads.
With Threads, you can connect and follow people with the same interests as you, just like on Instagram. This includes people you follow both on Instagram and outside of it.
On Threads, you can see posts from people you follow. You will also see recommended posts from people you don’t follow yet.
Is Threads the Same as Twitter?
Now, let’s answer the burning question!
There are some similarities; after all, Threads is a
However, there are differences, too: unlike Twitter, Threads doesn’t have paid tiers and ads. Threads also doesn’t have long videos, private messages, or live audio rooms like Twitter.
Should You Make a Threads Account for Your Business?
No matter how excited (or not) you’re about new social media platforms, we recommend you create a Threads account and claim your business name there.
Threads launched on July 5, 2023, so users are still figuring it out. Most likely, Meta is still figuring it out too. So why should you even bother making an account yet?
Since your account name is carried from Instagram when you create a Threads profile, you want to claim your business name on Threads before someone else. As a business, you want your business pages to be easily accessible on any social media platform. To ensure ease of access, use your business name for all social media accounts so that your customers can find you no matter the app.
Even if you decide later to not use Threads, it’s better to stop using it than to try making an account later and find your business name already taken by someone else.
Note: Keep in mind that you can’t delete your Threads account without deleting your Instagram account. It might change in the future, but for now, ensure you or your social media team do not accidentally delete your Instagram account.
What to Post on Threads: 5 Ideas for Businesses
Social media has been around for quite some time already so you’re familiar with the most common types of content posted there. Educational, informative, and entertaining posts appear on all platforms in different
When it comes to posting on Threads, do whatever fits your brand and is relevant to your audience. That said, remember that Threads is a short
Another thing to keep in mind is that Threads is designed to foster positive communication and discussions, so it’s great for community building. Doubling down on posts that promote conversations is a surefire way to make the most of Threads.
Pro Tip: To jumpstart your Threads account, post your evergreen,
How can you leverage Threads to engage with your audience? Here are a few suggestions:
Social media users love
Use it for Community Building
Threads can help build a
Post Exclusive Content
Use Threads to show your most loyal customers exclusive content. Share sneak peeks of a new product,
Share Short Updates, News, Announcements
Regularly share updates about your brand, product releases, events, or industry news to maintain your followers’ interest. You want to create anticipation to keep your audience engaged. However, consistency is essential. If you want to use Threads, make it a habit to stay
Experiment with Content
These are the first days of Threads, so there are no guidelines or best practices yet. Some brands copy their Twitter strategy while users post whatever comes to their minds. In the meantime, you have a unique opportunity to experiment with content you’ve been postponing.
The perk of Threads compared to any other new app is that it already has a huge audience, so you’ll see which experiments pay off faster.
Take the Plunge into Threads
In an age where personalization and close connections are becoming increasingly important in marketing, Threads offers an exciting way for businesses to connect with their audience.
Whether you decide to use Threads to share exclusive content,
The potential to create deeper connections with your audience awaits. Dive into the world of Threads today and watch your business thrive in the social media landscape.
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