On July 6, 2023, Meta introduced their own Twitter alternative called Instagram Threads. If you're eager to explore this engaging social experience, the initial step is to sign up for Instagram Threads.
While alternative social platforms like Mastodon and Hive Social emerged as alternatives to Elon Musk-owned Twitter, they didn't quite achieve widespread success. Recognizing an opportunity in this landscape, Meta seized the moment and launched Threads as their own Twitter alternative.
In this article, we will guide you through the process of signing up for Instagram Threads, enabling you to seamlessly join this vibrant new online community.
How to sign up for Instagram Threads
To sign up for Instagram Threads, you need an existing Instagram account. Threads cannot be signed up for separately like a standalone app, as it is specifically designed as a companion app that operates based on your existing Instagram profile.
Also, note that Instagram requires users to be at least 13 years old to create an account. Therefore, the minimum age to use Instagram Threads, as an extension of the Instagram platform, is also 13 years old.
If you have an Instagram account already, here is how to sign up for Instagram Threads:
- Download "Threads, an Instagram app" from your device's app store.
- Launch the Threads app and tap "Log in with Instagram."
- Choose the "Import from Instagram" option to import your bio, profile picture, and links. You can also personalize your profile specifically for Threads if you wish.
- Decide whether you want your Threads profile to be "Private" or "Public."
- Explore the suggested connections provided by the app and start following people you'd like to connect with.
- Congratulations! You are now ready to enjoy Instagram Threads.
When signing up for Instagram Threads, it's worth noting that your Instagram username and verification will carry over. Since Threads is linked to your Instagram account, there's no need to create a new username or go through a separate verification process.
For individuals who are under the age of 16 (or under 18 in certain countries), Threads automatically defaults their profile to private upon joining. This means that their profile will only be visible to approved followers, providing an extra layer of privacy and control.