Meta is launching a beta program for its new Threads app on Android. The beta program will give users early access to new features and bug fixes, but it also comes with the risk of downloading an unstable build.
Threads launched on Wednesday and attracted 70 million users in just two days. The platform is missing a few notable features, such as direct messages, a “Following” feed, a full web version, and a chronological feed. However, the beta program could be tempting for users who want to get their hands on new features before they are released to the general public.
To sign up for the beta program, go to the Google Play Store and search for “Threads.” Under the “Join the beta” section, tap the “Join” button. No waitlist exists, so anyone with an Android can join the program.
Please note that the beta program is for testing purposes only. The app may be unstable and may contain bugs. If you decide to participate in the beta program, you agree to share your data with Meta so that they can improve the app.
Threads is a new social media platform that allows Instagram users to post short updates, including text, links, photos, and videos. The app is designed to be a more intimate and personal way to connect with friends and family.
Threads are currently available in 100 countries but not in the EU. Meta has not said when the app will be available in the EU.
The launch of Threads has already caught the attention of Elon Musk-owned Twitter. Twitter threatens legal action against Threads and accuses Meta of poaching former Twitter employees to create the new platform. Meta has denied the allegations.