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Instagram Threads: how to download and install the Twitter competitor?

Zuckerberg and Musk, the two nemeses of the billionaire scene, continue to clash. In the ring, Soon, but before in the arena of social networks. The Meta group has just launched Threads, an alternative version of Twitter.

What is Threads?

Threads is an application carried by Instagram, from the Meta group, which tends to compete very seriously with Twitter. Since Musk’s takeover of the bluebird, Twitter has seen the user experience sink into the meanders while retaining a significant market share.

Blame it on the lack of serious and functional competition, illustrated by the (very) complex Mastodon. In this context, Zuckerberg sensed the opportunity for his group to launch a viable alternative. But, for the time being, it seems that Threads has not convinced.

When will Threads be available?

The application, which is interconnected with Instagram, was launched this Thursday, July 6. However, because of the astronomical amount of data recovered by Threads, the platform is currently blocked in Europe. For the time being, Meta has decided to play for time and look into the case of the European Union later.

How to install Threads on your Android smartphone?

Well, you guessed it, despite the blocking of the application in Europe, it is still possible to obtain it, even if you live in France. To do this, several solutions are available to you. Go via the installation of an APK file, or via a VPN.

Download Threads APK

We do not particularly recommend this option. Downloading an application outside an official store can be dangerous for your smartphone. However, if you are sure of your download platform and its reliability, here is the procedure to follow:

  • Download the APK from a reliable site.
  • Allow installation of apps from unknown sourcesfrom the Security section of your device.
  • Install the app by opening the APK file.

Go through a VPN

Another, more reliable option is to go through a VPN. If you have this tool, here’s how to do it:

  • Locate yourself in a country with Threads, such as the United States.
  • Login At Play store or at theApple Store and go to the application page.
  • Download the app and log in.

Depending on your VPN and your location, access may be unstable, so be patient!

If you don’t have a VPN, we can advise CyberGhost to bypass all restrictions. CyberGhost is the cheapest VPN of the moment since it only costs €2.11/month. To compare, NordVPN which is the best known VPN, is displayed at €4.49/month for an equivalent service. Make your choice !

For the moment it makes memes on the death of Twitter… We will see in 1 month.

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