Zuckerberg, on Meta’s Earnings Call, Says Threads Now Has Nearly 100 Million Monthly Users

Alex Heath and Jay Peters, reporting for The Verge:

Meta’s competitor to Elon Musk’s X has hit “just under” 100 million monthly users since it was released in early July, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday during his company’s quarterly earnings call.

“We’re three months in now, and I’m very happy with the trajectory,” he said, echoing the bullish comments he made about how Threads is doing during a recent interview with The Verge. “We’re now getting to the point where we’re going to be focusing on growing the community further. From what we can tell, people love it so far.” [...]

“I’ve thought for a long time there should be a billion-person public conversations app that is a bit more positive,” Zuckerberg said on Wednesday’s call. “I think that if we keep at this for a few more years, then I think we have a good chance of achieving our vision there.”

More and more, my social media attention is split between Mastodon and Threads. I like them both, for different reasons. But the one thing they share is that I enjoy using both of them.

Threads just keeps getting better: more and better features, and more activity. Exceedingly few jerks so far, too. It’s embarrassing how bad those “Turns out Threads is a bust” takes were back in July.

Wednesday, 25 October 2023