Mark Zuckerberg's Threads platform hits 100 million users in 5 days, growing faster than ChatGPT
- Threads has passed the 100 million user mark, according to data tracking platform Quiver Quantitative.
- The Twitter clone reached the user milestone even faster than OpenAI's ChatGPT, per The Verge.
Threads has passed the 100 million user mark just five days after it launched, according to estimates from data tracking platform Quiver Quantitative.
Launched in November, the chatbot hit 100 million monthly users just two months later in January. Recently, however, traffic to the AI-powered chatbot has started to drop off, according to web analytics website Similarweb.
Threads owes much of its success to its connection with Instagram. The Twitter rival is a companion app to Meta's established platform and users can link their profile to their Instagram accounts. Unlike ChatGPT, an independent product, Threads has unique access to Instagram's roughly more than two billion active user base.
Meta's Threads appears to be initially popular with users, despite lacking several basic features.
Zuckerberg said last week more than 10 million people had registered accounts just seven hours after its launch. The CEO added on Friday the platform had surpassed 70 million sign-ups, calling the response: "Way beyond our expectations."
The platform, aimed at Elon Musk's Twitter, has launched at an opportune time as Musk's platform grapples with another turbulent period. Earlier this month, Twitter temporarily restricted the number of tweets users can see and prevented unregistered users from seeing tweets at all.
The move irritated some users, especially those who rely on the platform for their work or to promote their personal brands.
After Threads' first launch, several tweeters took to the platform to say goodbye to Twitter and Musk's erratic leadership. Many shared memes and screenshots of new Threads accounts, encouraging their followers to switch platforms too.
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