Threads from Instagram

Threads from Instagram [Photo & Video] App Description & Overview

Threads is a fast and easy way to update and stay up-to-date with your close friends.

Focus on Close Friends
- See messages, statuses and stories from close friends first.

See Your Instagram Messages
- You can chat with anyone on Instagram from Threads, even if they don't have Threads.

Set a Status to Share What You're Up To
- Create a status for only your close friends to see on Instagram and Threads.

Create Video Notes
- Automatically add captions to anything you say when you record a video.

Send Photos Faster
- Quickly send photos and videos to your close friends right from your camera.

Choose Your Own Theme
- Personalize the color of your app and icon.

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The latest version contains bug fixes and performance improvements.

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- Great app, can always improve

So I don’t use this for the intended purpose of communicating with close friends. I use it because I can easily add CC to my videos for other platforms. That said, the only things this app is missing for me is the ability to change the color of the CC and the ability to save more than 15 seconds of the video. Otherwise THANK YOU for being the first app to make CC easily accessible. If you could fix those two things, I will change it to 5⭐️ so fast!

- Don't read the reviews, it was updated!

I see a lot of other reviews mention missing features and whatnot. The app must've been recently updated, since I didn't find anything missing (well, except chat themes) from the regular app. DMs to everyone, camera filters, replies and custom emoji replies, pretty much everything. It even has some features that the regular app doesn't have, like a way to see a list of all sent images in a chat. I was literally think the other day "wouldn't it be cool if the communication part of ig was available as a separate app?" And lo and behold, this thing was brought to my attention! Truly ideal if you constantly find yourself opening ig to reply to a message only to have yourself sucked into the feed and finding two hours later that you didn't even do the thing that you intended in the first place. This is a great solution for procrastinators alike. Procrastinators who also need to reply to people's messages.

- My Review for Threads

I’ve downloaded the app since the day it launch. Although it’s a really neat app it’s lacking features. I tried sending GIF’s and it doesn’t work, i sent voice notes and noticed you can’t skip forward the the recordings. Facebook owns Whatsapp, messenger, instagram, and threads. With all that being said what is the purpose of having 3 MESSAGING apps with different names on them? Why not merged all 3 of then together and make it one messaging app with all the features, options, and customization of all 3? All thought it’s fluid and has some nice colors the most i’d give it is a 3 stars. I’d give Whatsapp and messenger 3 stars as well, adl me why? Well because why the need of 3 messaging apps? They all serve the same purpose “communication” now merge’em until then my stars stay as 3 stars.

- It’s the lack of features for me 😒

I know I’m late to the party and all, but dang, I don’t even know if this party was worth coming to. Auto-captioning works great (granted, I haven’t thrown any obnoxious words at it to try to figure out yet), but I want my video filters! Not the crazy face changing ones, just the whole camera/vibey ones. And you can’t change the font of the captioning like you can in your regular stories. If the captioning is really the only special thing you can do in this app - you can already private message a video to your friends in the main app, tf? - why not just make that a new feature IN THE MAIN APP? Y’all are taking up space on my phone for.......what exactly?

- Enjoying the app but

I tried the app when I heard about it and I’m enjoying it so far. It’s smooth and not buggy, I haven’t been using the camera as much and I’ve read a couple reviews and found out that it’s been crashing so I would suggest you work on that. However I’m here because whenever I type something and accidentally leave the chat. Whatever I have typed would be deleted and I’ll have to retype everything again. As someone who moves to different apps all the time, it is very annoying to retype everything all over again just because I left the app and it has cleared what I typed. Hope you can work on this quickly.

- Cannot video call friends!!

My friends (in a group chat) can video call me but when I try to call them, other groups chats, and individual people, it fails. Please fix this!!! I’m enjoying the app and it’s making me a happier person, despite having to add 20 people to my close friends list, not being able to upload photos from my camera to my story, and etc. I would also like to use all the stickers from the public story and the option for this to be just close friends or everyone else who follows you. I wold also like to see the time that messages are sent, it’s a basic function which should be there. PLEASE PUT STORY VIEWING BACK!! I use the app so much less because I need to look at stories, as they’re quite personal most of the time.

- Life Less Destracted

I acknowledge there are some limitations to this app but in essence it keeps me from scrolling through Instagram wether it's my feed or stories. This is taking a fundamental aspect of Instagram and keeping it separate. I've put mostly all of my folks on my close friends lists except for employers, family, and aquatinaces. So it works great for me! I also love that it notifies me before Instagram does so I just naturaly stay away from wasting time. Next I want a way to turn off stories. Too distracting. Thanks!

- Decent but would love these things

First of all I am using this app to divert my attention away from my insta feed. I understand some people want the Threads features to be integrated into the original Insta App, but I believe this app should still attain the less distraction purpose. This app should include - adding selected people , not just your close friends group. There are some people that aren’t in my close friends group that I want to dm, but also some people in my close friends group that I don’t want to dm. So adding this select option would be great - integrate “category tabs”, like the general dms tab function from buisness accounts into this app. I like to prioritize some people over others. This function should also be added to the original Instagram app, I’d like to have at least three tabs for dms. - add insta features and effects, I like to send my friends filter effect pics. Other than that this app is great. I love the separated Dm environment.

- Okay, but, why?

Threads is a lot like Facebook Messenger, but without the games. You can messsage people and send pictures. These functions are available in the regular Instagram app, though, so what’s the point of Threads? There are also no filters. So the camera can get really boring really quickly if, like me, you don’t have much to send. I like the idea of themes, but the options currently available are very limited, and there isn’t a “custom” option. I don’t get what the point of this app is, but it just launched. Maybe after a few updates the purpose of the app will become evident.

- ok, i’m listening

i was expecting to hate the app when i first heard it was being released. like: what’s the point of it, yknow? but now that ive downloaded it i’m actually Really liking it. theres a lot of room for improvement but it’s a good start and i think i’ll be sticking around!! (i also think this is really going to ease up my data usage, because its in a whole separate app) bugs/needed improvements: • if someone has linked an instagram post in their story and you click on it, it crashes the app • voice messages should be added, like they are in the insta app • you cant mute videos from in the app.. feel like this is kinda an essential for posting stories • statuses are pretty useless as of now.. unless all your close friends have threads too then theres literally no point to them.. they just seem a little silly as of now (‘: ITS A GOOD START Y’ALL,!!

- What’s the point of this app?

It honestly feels like Instagram/Facebook is running out of ideas. This app is literally Instagram DMs with 1 or 2 new features that no one really cares about. The app feels way too basic because it is extremely limited and inconvenient, especially since most of the features already exists in the Instagram app. Why should I switch apps just to talk to the same people about the same things on an identical platform? I feel like the concept for Threads wasn’t thought out very well. It just creates more inconvenience for the user in the end. Hopefully a lot more features and diverse functionality get added to the app to make it actually stand out from Instagram DMs.

- Messenger for Instagram

I’m very happy this app has been made. I’m trying to spend less time on IG but I rely on the DM service to keep up w friends. That this allows me to see their Stories is really a good middle ground. I like that the alert is not the default iPhone chirp. In a future update please make account switching as simple as it in with IG. Add the full Story creator too, filters, create, etc.. a real contender to snapchat would be awesome. Most of my friends only use Story so this is really an app I would use more than IG itself. For people sad it’s only close friends.. just add everyone to your list!

- Good Start

I am a Snapchat and Instagram fan and this a good start to reducing my usage of Snapchat. The one item Instagram has been lacking is solid messaging. This app fixes the shortcomings of direct messaging in the main app. There are a few annoyances though: 1. There is no ability to respond via the notifications. You have to enter the app to respond but at least you can see the message from the notification unlike Snapchat. 2. No ability to set nicknames for people, instead you have to remember profiles names. 3. Only for“close friends” as chosen when you download the app. As you become friends with more people you will have to constantly update this list. 4. No ability to add to your Instagram story but you can view stories from this app. Makes no sense. This is a great start with a great design and can’t wait to see how it evolves.

- An app for some people

I really like this bc I think I was getting jealous of everyone going out and posting it and I would have to mindlessly scroll through them all. Now I am able to have the messaging and story aspect still which was the main reason I use instagram with my friends. You have to get this app not as a primary messenger with friends but as an instagram messenger. I wish I could see if they read a message like on instagram hence 4 stars.

- Incredible concept and amazing app

Thank you IG for making this!! I suspect this app will be very popular in the coming years, as more and more people take breaks from social media, but want to still stay in contact with their close friends. I found myself doing things more and more just to get likes on IG from random strangers, which is a terrible way to live my life - especially as a young 20 year old adult. This app is just what I needed

- who’s going to use this?

Unless you’re always updating your close friends list, or maybe wanna post something a little scandalous you don’t want your mom seeing, everything Threads is, is built into Instagram to begin with, and that’s where I see the app failing to take off. People want everything under one umbrella. So far Instagram has every major aspect of a successful social media app, and trying to off load the sharing aspect of social media to a whole separate app is just a bad idea. The camera sends whatever you snap directly to your close friends story, so you there’s no way to send anything to your main story. The whole point of this app is the close friends list. However, if for the very specific reason that you only want your close friends in one inbox, you’re going to love it, and it might make you value and use your close friends story.

- Stop blocking DM notifications from Instagram

As the title suggests, I absolutely hate that the app stop notifications from close friends on instagram, redirecting you to use the app. Some people might enjoy it but personally its too complicated for something that should have been simple. The status act is cool but the rest of the features I personally dislike. That being said the status feature should honestly just be implemented into instagram itself. I might download this again if theres an update that adds another option that would let me continue DMing and receiving notifications normally. For now I can’t ignore this huge flawz

- One expensive redundancy

I got this app the explore features I knew were only available on Threads, not realizing it was an entire messaging app. I already have a camera app for my close friends — it’s called Instagram. IG already lets me send stories or messages to friends and specific people. Why go to all the effort to design an entire app that has just some of the features of the main app? I have to go BACK to ig to view or share posts that are sent to me within Threads. The entire thing is a giant redundancy and I can’t believe facebook paid for it. Add captioning to the main app and call it a day.

- Some upgrades you should add

I like the threads but you should make it longer to write in. After I think 24 hrs it goes away and I would like to have the feature that It doesn’t go away. When a close friend sends a message, it pops up like normal but form the app not instagram. A friend would send me a message and when I click on the message it brings me to the thread app(even when I have Instagram open). If these where different I would enjoy it a bit more but overall I do like having a thread in my bio.

- App Crashes While Using Filters.

It’s definitely the best app to connect to your best friends. Even better than other apps I should say. But I have trouble dealing with filters, whenever I click a picture on any one the filters the app crashes and even the picture it clicks moves the focus and captures something else. It’s gonna be a great experience using the app once this is fixed. Other than this GREAT Work Guys I finally have a app wherein I can connect all my besties in sync with Instagram and rather not rely on a third party app. Thanks Guys.

- Descent App

Threads from Instagram is an interesting little app, like Instagram Direct Messaging but only with close friends. It’s very obviously trying to compete with Snapchat but there are some subtle features like themes (dark mode!) that the app does have to differentiate itself from the rest. It seems to be very early in development, not too far off from Facebook messenger minus a few essential features, but overall it’s a decent app. Is it entirely required? No. Would I use it more often if I actually used Instagram to message people more? Maybe.

- Not necessary

Well it’s not a bad app and it doesn’t have bad ideas but I don’t think it should be a whole separate app. This is basically instagram DMs with extra steps. I really do like the status feature I think it’s cute, but that’s really the only good thing about this app. I downloaded it and stopped getting notifications from instagram it was really inconvenient. I wish instagram would just add the status feature to the regular instagram app cause downloading this app isn’t really worth it in my opinion.

- Threads

It’s amazing in every way!! The only downside in my opinion is, you don’t get the notifications from people on your close friends list; on Instagram,,, you get them on threads, if you turn notifications for thread off, you don’t get dms from the people on your close friends!!and I don’t think you can check their stories either, I think they should add that feature!! Other than that this is a very, idk the proper word, I’m gonna say helpful 😭😭😂 app.

- Great app but..

This app is great. It actually lets me keep in touch without actually having to be on Instagram and doing mindless scrolling. I was about to delete my account completely until I came across this app. My only wish is that you make it a full messenger app and not only just close friends and also make where you are able to view posts sent to you in a message. Otherwise great job on this app!!

- Nice new app

So far I like it. I know it’s like Messenger for Facebook but I have friends I message through Instagram and this is so much simpler and to the point. Only thin is I wish there was more to do with the camera, like filters, locations, tags, and things like. Just like the Instagram camera. Also, I wish it would just add all your followers rather than only using your close friends. That should be an option at least.

- Great App (Needs Live & Reels)

This app helps me manage my IG addiction while letting me keep in contact with my network. I truly appreciate it along with the updates. It’s weird though. Sometimes I can watch live videos and reels and sometimes I can’t. I guess I’d like to be able to, however, if I can’t that’s cool to. I’d just prefer a decision to be made, instead of it sometimes working and sometimes not.

- Just merge

Just merge this with Instagram. There’s no need for this app and I doubt anyone will truly use it (on its own) and switch between Instagram and threads to just message someone. The dm system is really good and overall, extremely attractive (except for the midnight mode, those red text are horrid for the eyes at night and it defeats the whole purpose of midnight). There’s no other texting app needed, a simple one at that. Sending photos with filters and it having different modes is nothing special but it will be special if you add it with Instagram because it makes the bundle better.

- Threads

While this app from instagram may have many features similar to Snapchat, it would be nice if they merged this app into Instagram. It’s to make it easier rather than switching constantly between two different apps. From personal experience, I found that after trying to text people, I’m still stuck on a loading screen no matter how many times I try to open and reload the app. That’s the only bug I’m experiencing.

- Why I use it..

I’ve recently deleted Instagram because I often caught myself opening it, scrolling past like 10 pictures, closing the app and reopening just to repeat. This app helps message my friends without having to go through Instagram and is super helpful with it. Some issues but they can fix it easily. Grateful for this app

- New update is solid

I dig the new update with stories. Swiping transitions are solid as well. My only strife is with the story order. It would be nice if after you seen the story it would drop down the list. Also changing the whole story slot darker would help make it seem like it’s already been viewed. But overall it’s really dope

- Advice developers plz read

So the reason I am giving three stars is for two reasons. One, when you drag down the notifications, you are not given the option to write back, unlike Instagram, so I highly hope we can see this in the future and two it’s kind of unnecessary to be honest there’s not really and new features besides status but most people don’t even have the app that I DM so they can’t even check my status so yea


My sentiments echo that of several others. I think it’s absolutely ridiculous to have to download this. These features do not seem too complicated to put in the actual Instagram app. It’s bad enough that no one asked for the changed layout within the app. People don’t like it but we’re all getting used to it because we don’t expect you to change it back out of fear of embarrassment. We get it... Next time release a Beta version and let people try it out and review it.

- Great for close friends, please fix new bugs though!!

Despite what people are saying, I actually appreciate that the app is separate. Having a handful of followers, I love how threads is just a close friends app and I can answer them quicker. With that being said though, your latest update made my app SUPER buggy and I really can’t use it right now. Please fix


The whole reason I got this app was to stay away from Explore Feed and regular feed on Instagram and only connect with friends, but I can only receive messages from close friends (can't add groups from my Instagram DMs, and most importantly I loved being able to catch up on my friends' stories but you took that away!! Who does that?? App is now essentially worthless unless someone wants to send me a DM directly and I can't see my groups from insta cause they're not all close friends. So stupid. So bummed - I was so excited to replace Instagram with this app.

- potential.

its ok, i like the idea of it, if youre going to eventually get rid of dms entirely. but my main wish is that it worked with ALL of my dms and not just the close friends list. i hate getting multiple different notifications from different apps for my messages, it seems pointless and ends up more frustrating than helpful. i appreciate the dark modes, but we really dont need so many? just one dark and one gray would be fine, but other colored themes would be compelling as well.

- Problems

Installed threads then changed my mind and uninstalled it,, now my Instagram app won’t alert me with pop ups or sounds of my message notifications anymore? Ik I turned on threads notifications for messages but I uninstalled it and now my insta is not sending me message notifs? And I don’t know how to fix it because of lack of features on the app? So please help if this happened to anyone also? (I did go in my settings and insta settings and the sounds and alerts for direct messages are on,, but it stopped working when I installed threads??) 😀✋

- Utterly pointless, redundant waste of space

Very much like Facebook to develop yet another app that does the same thing in a slightly different interface. There are no significant features on this app that aren’t in the existing instagram app/DMs, the features like themes and statuses could be brought over to Instagram but it seems like Facebook would rather have an incentive for people to install an app that tracks your location constantly. Don’t enable this feature unless you want Facebook selling your location data to companies.

- Another wannabe Snapchat

Instagram, a company that would rather steal ideas from Snapchat time and time again to only keep failing at doing so and whenever they get tired of trying, they simply discontinue the app and it becomes unavailable to download on the App Store. Facebook stories, messenger stories, Instagram stories, threads stories it’s getting tiring, how about you innovate for once. I don’t see how you can even feel remotely accomplished and proud of your work if it’s all of Snapchat’s innovation. No offense but people tend to like originality more than they do rip offs.

- notifications issue!!

i really like this app, it’s basically another platform to text friends on. i especially like the status option. but there’s a major problem with notifications. i checked to see if it’s a problem on my end but i’ve reset my phone multiple times and reinstalled threads. sometimes the notification will stay normally, but more often than not the notification will pop up on my lock screen for less than a second and then disappear. i’m assuming this is a bug. sometimes i don’t even see the notification, but my phone just lights up as if one was just sent. this is my only issue.

- Good app

I really enjoy the concept of this app because I’m trying to spend less time on instagram but want to keep in touch w friends via DMs. My only qualm is that I wish you could post photos from your phone on your story from threads. You can only capture something if you take it via the app. So no screen caps. Change that and it’ll be golden.

- Step forward for accessibility but slight changes will be amazing.

I have some feedback about this app. I am so happy there is a free way to caption videos. But the captions need some major improvements 1.)please make the captions pop up on screen as one full meaningful chunk instead of one word at a time 2.) deaf people deserve to see all words. Even swear words. Please get rid of the bleeps in app 3.) one consistent font size would be easier to read. 4.) making a solid colored background for the fonts would be easier to read aswell. 5.) make the captioning feature available on the main app. Major improvement for accessibility on Instagram. Thank you for developing this. But we can always improve!

- Solid, but..

Great UI and the idea of a “stripped down version” of messaging is awesome (can only message those who are in your close friend group). Would like to see the ability to quick reply through notification like you can with iMessage. Time stamps would also be great just like in Instagram (pull chat to one side to expose time stamp of sent texts). Other than that, solid work! Can’t praise the smooth UI enough!

- Multiple videos

I would really like to be able to record multiple 15 second videos in a row like you can on Instagram Stories because I use the transcription to make my Instagram stories accessible. It’s hard to create content when I have to pause and start over and over

- loving the captioning feature, wish it didn’t only save the first 15 seconds of my video

lots of great stuff about threads ESPECIALLY the auto caption feature. however, threads (and instagram) only let you save 15 seconds of your videos at a time which is incredibly inconvenient. there needs to be a way for users to save their entire videos rather than just in 15 second chunks.

- Good start but needs work

Add some filters to the camera and allow messages to be sent to people outside of your “close friends”. Your close friends should be like a private story while you can still message everyone you follow and have them view your story. Great idea though! Make it like a new Snapchat.


I thought I might as well try to leave this review for everyone to notice, when you open the threads app the green dot at the top of your screen normally near your battery percentage, shows up, This green dot was added in the iOS 14 update which shows when your camera is on or off, there is also an orange dot which shows when your microphone is on. I just though I would let anyone and EVERYONE know when you are in the app the camera is constantly on. Have a good day and be safe please!

- The camera is ALWAYS on

Firstly, the design and features are alright. Very basic and honestly very boring. The thing about this app is that the camera is always on. ALWAYS. Anytime you are in the app, you cannot use the flashlight on your phone using the control center. The only other time this happens is when you are using the camera app on your iPhone. Very scary, especially considering all the sketchy things Facebook has done.

- Not bad, noticed a glitch

I got this app to keep up with friends thru insta without getting distracted with the explore page (trying to use social media less). It’s mostly good, except sometimes when u send photos with text, the text disappears from the pic u sent, so it looks like u just sent a photo with no purpose. Kind of a weird glitch but it's a little annoying sometimes.

- Amazing To DM Best Friends

Its quick and easy to use, no needing to deal with loading posts or anything, i can actually use this app where i dont get much internet. Though i do suggest moving the home screen when you open the app instead of the camera

- messenger but for instagram

this app is GREAT! it’s just like messenger but for instagram, i really wanted this, the only problem i have is that you can only use this for close friends, i was hoping for everyone but that’s ok! if you know how to use messenger then you will know how to use threads

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- Photo chains

I wish the app would allow photo chains? I tend to do a lot of photo chains with my friends where I reply directly to their photos with the little camera button on the bottom right corner, however this feature isn’t on this app. It would be much more convenient if this feature could be added in?

- Pretty good

Apart from the negative reviews on this app, I think it is pretty cool! It’s not laggy at all, and it super fast. It’s a quick way to check your Instagram messages and story’s all in the one place. When you set your status to whatever you want, it will show under your name in peoples DMs on the Instagram app and the threads app which is pretty cool (you could set it as Do not disturb or your own custom statuses, which is pretty awesome and a neat feature). This app could be improved by adding features that only this app can involve - I understand that it makes sense to just have the Instagram app as you can do everything on this app on Instagram, but by making features only accessible with this app, you will definently get more downloads!

- I don’t write reviews but

I don’t EVER write reviews but I am for this. I downloaded it initially bc someone mentioned the CC feature for stories. I tried it out. I wish I could chnage the font/layout to be less arty and more accessible/readable. So I’m not going to be using this feature. But I then discovered this app is good way to message without opening Instagram. Being able to reply to a whole bunch of people really fast without getting sucked into the Instagram feed is such a HUGE WIN for me. Also; I like the ui/ux 😉

- Amazing App! but...

Lately when I try to open threads, it doesn’t work. It just has a black screen and nothing is loading.. does anyone else have this problem? If so do you know how to fix it ._.

- Simple and to the point

Really nicely done, super fast and I like that it removes the noise of Instagram when I want to focus on the people I’m close to. Lol at the people sad there are no filters. You shouldn’t need a beauty filter to hide your face, this app is for your close friends.

- Great app!

This is a great app with some minor flaws. It’s a app where people especially students can concentrate on their studies. One area that could be improved is the ability to zoom into pictures on chat that is available on normal Instagram direct messages. Thank you.

- Where are the features?

Cool app but the group feature as listed on the threads help site and the auto captions which work for my friends don’t work for me (and why aren’t captions in instagram?). So much potential but not having the group feature makes it a little pointless, may as well just use Facebook messenger. Once these features are available universally I’ll happily change my review.

- Great for grade 12

This is a great app for students who get too easily distracted on instagram (such as me). However it does come with some minor annoyances such as the inability to zoom in and out of pictures ur friends have sent u. Could u please fix this. Nonetheless, it’s a great app.

- Please let me record for longer

Iv been using app for not very long but please let me record for like 1 minute like Instagram not 15 seconds !!!

- Filters

I pretty much only use Instagram messaging for the filters you can use but you can’t use them on this app. Bring the filters over from the main app and it would be much better

- video graphy

its good app but want to know why its video graphy as iphones have function to let us know what apps are doing and its shows this app is using video camera even if we are not using camera ☹️☹️☹️

- Open it up to everyone

I don’t want to share my location with all my close friends and I definitely don’t want to message just my close friends, just open this up to all people we follow

- You can’t view Instagram stories via the app.

You cannot view your friends Instagram stories via the threads app.

- Idk how I feel abt this

I have no subtitles to my video when I record is that because I’m in Australia? Or is it the phone I’m using?

- Caption doesn’t work

I just downloaded this after I saw it on bretman rock using it but after downloading it, the caption DOES’NT even work! & Bretman also said it too. So pls fix it

- Needs hands free recording

Needs hands free recording and needs to record for longer than 15 seconds! Give us at least a minute like Instagram does! Glad captions have finally been rolled out though.

- No subtitles

I think the subtitles is only for Americans, big disappointment as it’s the only reason I would download this app

- how to do video notes

i want to do the censored video notes with captions but it never shows up when i do a video there’s no use for this app bye

- Pointless


- No closed captions

Small PP

- bruh

please fix the autostatus

- No automatic captions?

I got this to use the automatic captions but for some reason the option isn’t there? Can someone please let me know how to fix this. Instagram: chelsea_cypelt lmao

- Facebook you desperate

Goddamn are you desperate.

- I Don’t Get It?

What is the point of this app? No, like seriously. Developers - take a step back - use the damn thing. What is the point? It offers messaging, but even more crippled than the regular Instagram application by only offering your ‘Close Friends’. Why would anyone download this over using the application they already have? And while the ‘Automatic Status’ is kinda cool, it didn’t allow me to turn it on as I was not presented with the option for my location in the background, like the app instructed me to select. Besides that, we have the entirely useless camera feature - which looks like Instagram’s devs tried their hardest to create a skeleton of Snapchat. It is pretty much useless and can be achieved in the main Instagram app, without a seperate app for it. So all-in-all, we have messaging (which can be done in the main app), statuses (which are useless if nobody uses the app anyways, and should be integrated into regular Instagram), and Camera (which is featureless and practically already part of the main app). Nobody is going to download anything they do not need to - and this app is the perfect example of that. Limiting it to the barely-used ‘close friends’ feature is 100 degrees of backwards thinking, as it limits the amount of social interactivity available in the app. People love Snapchat and Instagram because it allows them to see the lives of people who aren’t their close friends. This app is niche enough, why make it worse? Who will use this? People who only desire to be in contact with just their closest friends in a way that could be already achieved with the app they already have? What? I don’t get it. It’s time to re-evaluate the core purpose of the app. This ain’t it chief.

- can’t send photos

every time i try to send a photo so someone, it says that the message was not delivered and cannot be retried. this is really frustrating because i usually don’t save the photos so my message is just gone forever

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- voice notes in canada?

maybe i’m not using the app right but why can’t i add voice notes to my videos

- canadian

boyyyyy if yall dont make the bleeping out cuss words available in canada i will literally skin all of you and eat your flesh 😍

- Good but could be better

Love this app bc it allows me to cut out the toxic parts of instagram but still let me stay connected w friends! Although it’d be better if you were able to interact with people that weren’t on your close friends list. Also it’d be better if it had more DM features that regular ol’ Instagram has. Summary: love the concept but can be improved

- Why only close friends!??

I have group chats on insta that I can’t have on the app. Please update the app so we can message everyone, not just close friends.🙏

- Hm..

If you’ve decided to depart from instagram and have an independent app, don’t you think the app should contain something innovative? If you are just providing all the same features available by your competitors, you should have just gone with the “direct” built in the instagram. You do realize there’re so many similar apps nowadays, people don’t want downloading 50 apps for the same features. At least if the apps are from the same company, why not put them all together nicely within a single app. Like, how many apps do you have already for a single purpose. This just seems like wanting to collect more data on people. You won’t beat the competitors like this, no..

- Video Note Feauture

The video note feature is no where to be found. I seen other videos showing how to, but my whole app lay out is different. It doesn’t let me transcribe audio to make captions in my videos. That’s the only reason I downloaded the app. I have a iPhone Xs with iOS 14.2 so I don’t see what’s the problem here. I have friends which it all worked for them so why me?!. One star rating for sure.

- Good

Love the app but you can only message close friends so please update the app so that we can message every one not just close friends also please add more themes to change the chat bubbles

- angry canadian

Instagram y do u hate Canada so much, first the Instagram music feature was only available in the US now the bleep feature on ig 😐 fix this now pls

- Tik Tok trend fail

Chile did y’all remove the walkie-talkie option for captions??

- Group chat

Let us have our group chats please! Not just close friends

- has potential

this app helps get rid of the toxic part of instagram and helps me focus more on interacting with just my friends! though, one issue... it drains my battery. my phone also gets hot meaning the processor is working hard. it’s like i’m gaming even when i’m not. fix this issue and this app will be perfect

- Great app

I love it, prefer it better than instagram

- Easy & Fun

I love this app! It’s not just your DMs in a separate app, it’s something completely new and very enjoyable to use with friends. Makes messaging close friends on Instagram easier, quicker and more fun!

- Like Snapchat, but with less features...

If you want to take a photo using a third party app, rather than the camera app, and then send it to a select number of people exclusively through Instagram then this is the app for you. If you’d rather text it, email it or send it any other way, this app is about as useless as it gets.

- Canada

Please let Canada also have subtitles when we record videos just like Americans do.

- My Instagram diet: threads

So I’ve replaced the spot Instagram lives on my phone with Threads. It’s helping me spend less time aimlessly in the app, giving my time there more purpose which I appreciate. I would however appreciate the app more if it launched to either the status or threads page. I don’t like the camera button opening first send the buttons are too small to quickly escape from. Perhaps a setting to chose default launch page?

- TikTok

If your not here because of TikTok I don’t know what your doing! And yes I do know I’m kinda late to this but idc👁👄👁

- Pointless and makes everything inconvenient

I cannot get notifications on Instagram until I download threads. Okay, no big deal, I’ll download threads. But you can only have one account active on Threads, so now I can only have notifications on one of my accounts which is extremely inconvenient. Most people have more than one account. Please let us add other accounts. This is so pointless and brings unnecessary problems. There was no problems or need for improvement on instagrams regular messaging. Ever since this came out there have been pointless issues with notifications.

- Canada Update

I wanna get bleeped out to😔

- Captioning function

You should be able to make videos longer than 15 seconds and you should have an option to toggle on and off the bleeping of swear words.

- duck

i want to swear let me

- Make it work on Canada

Captioning is only for US users



- Kinda dumb

I stg this app is sums I only downloaded it to use that bleep out filter and it’s not even in Canada 😐 disappointing, you can’t even message anyone you made a separate app that more or less is the same thing as Instagram but without the feed it’s so similar to other apps it just wasn’t needed, please just make it a better app and let Canadians have fun too .

- Tiktok

Is anyone else here from the tiktok video


Man this ain’t fair

- canada

make this available in canada or else im going to get every single canadian to review this a 1 star so it gets taken down 🥰

- Sad navigation update

Threads was so simple with moving up/down between camera and chat. The new feed is interesting but exactly what I want to avoid using threads. The new nav flashes the camera when you move around and feels a lot slower.

- Terrible.

My bf and I only text on instagram. I can now only get the notifications through threads. Where did my notifications go from Instagram. I’ve deleted the app and now Instagram wont send me notifications this app sucks. Do not recommend

- Your mom

Tiktok won’t work lmao

- terrible

bring the cussing transcribing thing to canada lame



- bad bleep

can yall put the bleeping cuss words on here pls💀

- Make the notes available in Canada.

I was so happy to find out there was an app the generated CC only to find out I can’t use it cause IM in Canada.

- canadian struggles

so i’m canadian and i want the censored word thing rn istfg make it available in canada, america isn’t the main character 🙄

- Captioning videoss

The captioning option doesn’t seem to appear for me. I have the iPhone 11 but I live in Canada. Is my location the reason why?

- No captions in Canada?

Absolute garbage. I wanted it for captions.


i’m canadian and i want the captions😀FHDGDHDJDJ

- no caption feature

I have an iPhone 8 and the caption feature doesn’t seem to be available I download this app because it seemed cool and I’ve watched a bunch of videos on TickTock about it but it’s really disappointing that I wasn’t able to get this feature please update your app so that I will be accessible to it just like so many others who really want to try your app!!

- Love it fr

I got all my Friends on this app lol it’s so cool but why can only people on your close friends list see it ? And with some of my friends some of us can see their status and they rest of us can’t it’s just really all over the place and seems random. This goes into another thing i think Instagram as a whole does poorly y’all update certain accounts and leave some others without any updates like if you’re going to implement an update have out for all accounts !!

- Bruh

Xnncbdhd I need to use the dang bleep thingy but it ain’t available I’ll actually break your toes😔✌🏼



- Where’s the transcribe feature

Until I get the transcribe feature I am rating it 1 star, apparently people have a walkie talkie thing and I don’t have it.

- I’d give zero starts if I could


- canadians deserve better

please in the next update make the cuss word bleeping available for Canadians! that’s the sole reason i downloaded this app

- Bleeps

Make bleeping available in Canada you hosermeisters

- Like the concept but

The videonote feature isnt there for me. not sure if its a Canada thing. Seems like a great app though.

- Bad

Only allows close friends and I’ve been trying to figure out how to use it for two days. There’s no point in having this app, I already have the camera on Instagram, why do I need to have the same exact camera on a different app?

- Lol

Let’s be honest we all got this app from tiktok

- Can’t do captions

The captions do not work for certain people. I have an iPhone X and I’m on the latest IOS I don’t know why it won’t let me have the captions :/ 1 star until y’all fix that

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- Open up to all friends!

This app would be absolutely incredible if you allowed us to post to our public stories and not just close friends. A lot of us want to enjoy stories without seeing the Instagram feed of likes, comments, and forced aesthetics. Please open this up to all friends!

- Seamless UI

I love this app! It’s beautiful and can tell lots of attention was put into it! I’m finding it easy to use and I love that I can use it with my closest friends I cut back on the noise from the other apps. The location feature is cool and also the customization of the UI is great!

- Longer time available please

I love this app, I use it to caption most of my tiktok videos. I’d love for it to allow videos longer than 15 seconds as well as being able to size the captions. Sometimes the words are a little too big and I’d like to make them just a little smaller

- Functional but could be improved

One larger note I have is you can't change the font on the auto captions/voice to text captions. I got the app largely because of this option/ability to auto caption your videos, which is great on an accessibility standpoint. But you can't change the size much either , making it hard to put in the top corner. I prefer to put the closed captions for my regular videos (which I hand type) on the top of the screen so it doesn't get covered up by my captions when I post it in a reel. Hoping these issues are resolved.

- love it!

just would prefer not having the camera pop up EVERY single time i open the app, very annoying and that’s why i took one star off. Besides that, great app, really smooth, and helps to continue communicating with friends when I delete instagram due to it being so addicting :)

- Needs notification system

9/10 perfect for talking to old friends without having to scroll through your dms list. My only issue is that It doesn’t have notifications and I have to rely on the Instagram app for that. Please make it have its own notification system

- Calls don’t work

I love this app, I use it more than instagram now, but whenever someone tries to call me it doesn’t come through, and i don’t see when they call. I’ve deleted the app and reinstalled it and it still doesn’t seem to work, all of my settings are fine so I’m confused on why its not working, could I maybe get some help?

- AMAZING!!! But...

I love the app... the design the concept all of it. But... I think the app could use some more features... such as the ability to edit the group name directly from the app... and maybe a automatic dark mode functionality. Overall it’s a really, really good app but it could use a little more features.

- Great except for iPhones App Library Categories

This app is pretty cool just like the messenger app is to Facebook. The only thing I wish is that the category was changed to be reflected into my App Library category with social media. Dope feature if you have close friends as well (they get to check your statuses)

- Let us add just one close friend

Downloaded the app and deleted right away :( I only have one person as close friend on insta, and that’s my partner. We use Insta to chat and I was very happy there’s an app that makes it easier... but I don’t want anyone else to see the insta stories I share just for that one person. So the app is useless if you don’t have 3+ close friends on insta :(

- No audio message support?

Come on! I was so excited to be able to separate Instagram from my communication with clients/friends, but to find out the main form of communication I use is not supported is really a bummer. Will you guys be implementing this soon? Also, I’d like to be able to message more than JUST close friends... Clients, for example! They do not belong on the close friends list, but I’d still love to message them!

- This app is cute but-

Okay this app is cute and I get that the concept is all about being closer with your close friends but I feel like it would be even better if it was just a messenger in general because then you could easily chat and share to your story then and there without having to switch between the two apps-

- Needs improvement

I love that you get automatic captioning with this app, however some improvements are needed. For one, I would love if there were different font options. Secondly, the transfer from Threads over to Instagram stories takes a while, not to mention, one of my clips never made it to my story. Lastly, I would love it if I could record up to a minute, just like I can on Insta Stories.

- only close friends..

great idea for someone who needs to communicate with others via Instagram but don’t want to tempt themselves to scroll for an hour on it every time they need to talk to someone. One major flaw however is that i can ONLY talk to close friends.. so all my important group chats do not show up on here and that is a huge setback for me.

- Unnecessary

A nice app, but I get the same notifications through Instagram and it is much easier to go to conversations there. I am mostly sending memes and other posts to my friends instead of photos so why would I use threads if it can all be done from Instagram? Why don’t you just add a messenger icon to the bottom bar on Instagram instead of a whole new app? It’s already pretty lame that you can only access your messages on Instagram from the main feed.

- Simple and fast

I don’t keep Instagram on my phone any more, but many friends still use it to send me messages. I love this app because it allows me to communicate with my friends and post stories without all the distractions of instagram.

- Keep it SEPARATE from insta!!

3 stars for execution—a lot of weird usability issues and the groups thing is really confusing. But 5 stars for the value prop of this app. I use it to break away from Instagram (bc I have an unhealthy excessive usage of IG) while still chatting with my friends. This alone is worth it for me.

- Makes Instagram DMs feel like iMessage

Like it a lot, esp the feature where your status is updated automatically. Why on earth can I not open Instagram posts that people DM to me though? Not being able to click through to the photo is ridiculous—I shouldn’t have to open Instagram to do that. It should deep link at least!

- Love it!

Okay so I have lots of friends and I don’t like giving out my personal number and I was looking at messaging apps. Then I found this one, I logged in then I started chatting. I can also add to my story and update my status. Thank you for this app.

- Please always keep this app separate from Instagram

Imo it’s so nice to be able to escape the explore page and posts and just interact like Snapchat, but without the annoying ads, this is a gem and I hope it stays that way

- Great app

If you want to delete social media or just Instagram because it’s toxic and you have friends on Insta and want to message them and take videos with subtitles then this is a great app for that. I’m actually very grateful this app exists.

- Amazing

This app is so great, everything about it is better than snapchat the only thing that it needs is to be able to link multiple accounts to it.

- Amazing app

This app is super useful when I don’t feel like going onto Instagram and getting notified by people I barely know. Threads is amazing and works perfectly for me. I also love the feature of changing the theme and colors

- I love it

I had uninstalled Instagram several times because I didn’t want to spend a lot of time in it but reinstalled it to be in touch with my friends. But now Instagram messenger is a separate app. I can get rid of Instagram and just use thread. ✌️

- I love it

This is such an easier way to text my friends and family. I suggest a chat bubble color change to set when you message someone. Also allow us to use the cool filters.

- Good idea, could be executed better

So a lot of people keep in touch with people on Instagram but may not like to be distracted by their feed and what not. Threads provides the option to strictly talk to people on your best friends list while being able to view their stories and post to your own. I have used Threads for a few months now and see room for improvement: Simpler layout Smaller visuals And ability to receive messages from anyone Are just a few things that could be improved or implemented. If it could be modeled more so like Facebook Messenger, then I feel like it would be more appealing.

- New layout is great

I love the new 3 pane layout and swiping between them. Instagram or the NPE team keep adding features and it’s nice to see. I wish stories on the status page would auto advance, and I wish more people used statuses I don’t really know what to do with it since nobody else uses it. Also, on the messages page, I keep having the itch for a swipe action when swiping left. It just bounces and it’s a good hole to fill with quick actions for a person I follow.

- App looks like it's getting better

Really nice, feels a pretty nice niche for people like me, only complaint I have now is that you can't save pictures or videos yet, forcing you to redownload the Instagram app and breaking aqay from being able to use Threads standalone

- HELP!!

Let’s get guides actually usable on Instagram!! You guys should be paying me for these implements that will actually make your users want to interact on guides. No tags- it lets you tag people but you don’t get to see any of it. No notifications, comments etc No insights?? Hello brand deals gone. Can’t see any click through rates. How many people view. Or if your shopping? Let’s track those numbers IG Limiting Sources I can only choose from pictures I posted, shops, or save? Let me import my own crap. What if I don’t even want pictures on there. If I could implement my own pdf I actually might die and go to heaven. - let me use my branding- That’s all I can think of at the moment but I’ll let you know if there’s more.

- Not Perfect but So Useful

I love that I can get notifications from just close friends by disabling all Instagram notifications and leaving these enabled. Granted, that should probably be a setting toggle in IG (or it may now be that way), but if it takes a second app to get that, so be it.

- Great app

I like the app very much but there are few missing features: - Gifs are static don't play - Some links are not clickable or thumbnail doesn't get generated - I can't find the share to extension for photos - Sometimes the app crashes on latest iPhone with iOS 13

- Great but bugs notifications

I like the whole idea of it, but firstly, i don't think it needs to be a separate app, and secondly, it bugs out the notifications. I didn't get any notifications while it was installed, and after reinstalling instagram it went back to normal. Can you please fix this?

- Filters update!

The app is great, I was waiting for the “messenger” of Instagram for a long time. Now, that “close friends list” is a great plus❗️ really like it. The only feauture that the app requires to be complete are the custom filters Instagram haves since last update. With that, it would be awesome👍🏻 (Filters that the other people create + Instagram filters)

- More time

I love this app at I would love to give it 5 stars it’s just the time is to small maybe 60s that would be fine because I use it on tiktok and when I do story times I have to get restarted because of the 15s so please add for time

- Auto Status

The coolest part about this app, is being able to set your status for Instagram. But I have a feeling the auto status feature was created as a reason for needing your “motion and fitness” and “location always available” permissions so they can use that data for other stuff

- Just one thing is missing

Being able to save the picture by just holding the image and press save image that’s the only thing is missing the rest is good

- Finally

I actually wanted something like this for a while. A way to quickly access my group chats without always having to tap through my Instagram feed. Thanks!

- Finally can message everyone!

You can finally message everyone and not only close fiends with this app! You can also post to main story and not only close friends! Awesome :)

- It needs work.

I like the app. It let’s me go into my IG account and communicate with the people I care without getting distracted by the rest of mi IG. Unfortunately it’s extremely barebones. It would be great to have all the creative tools one has on the normal IG here. If that happens this would become my default messaging app. Honestly I hope they do something about it, right now it’s extremely limiting.

- Good for just messaging

If you’re someone who’s trying to use less social media but need Instagram to contact friends and/or family, this is the perfect app for it

- This app could have been good.

This app had a lot of potential. But the terrible user interface mixed with it’s general clunkiness and unoptimization, this app was a flop. Here is what people really wanted: an Instagram/Facebook messaging app with custom statuses, but the user interface is the exact same as the direct messages on Instagram.

- Still needs work

This app is great, but still has a long way to go. for example, I cant seem to transcribe a 50-second video from my camera roll. It always turns into a 15-second video of the first part of the video. I’m pretty frustrated :)

- Pointless

Is only used to send direct messages to people, completely pointless. I get Instagram is taken over by Facebook but keep the additional extra apps for no reason strictly for Facebook. The only new addition that this app gives you is you can put your own status, which is not worth downloading a whole app for.

- Almost perfect!

I love the status feature and would love to see that make its way to the official Instagram app... actually just make Instagram look like the threats app, add tip jars to all profiles, and give us profile themes!

- Good job 👍

Threads helped me to reduce my data usage and also it’s more fluent than Instagram Direct. It still has some bugs but I hope It’ll be fixed in future updates.

- Needs work

Pretty trash right now. Coolest feature is the subtitles & it only saves the first 15 seconds of a video. Doesn’t upload videos that are already transcribed & the most trash UI and navigation system I’ve ever seen. Although it’s a million dollar company they can’t even find someone to make an app that works properly.

- Great concept

This is great when you want to keep in touch, but not go down the Instagram rabbit hole. Please allow users to pick default of public or close friends.

- Text color

You should let us do the same thing on the Instagram app itself it’ll be ALOT useful and with the status popup we should do the same on instagram

- Great

So far so good. This is a great idea and it remains me of when we had AOL instant messenger. My only gripe is that, I wish this were something that all my followers (and vice verse) could see, as oppose to just my close friends. Overall , I love this

- Mops da App

I asked my friend about this app and they said it was awesome. So I downloaded the app and it is pretty awesome. I like this app already and I’ve only had it for a day. I found this app to be really useful. I am happy my friend told me about this app.

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@KCoburnSLP If you are filming your own videos and use iPhone and Apple products, the app Clips can caption videos. I’ve used it before and it’s pretty accurate. Threads from Instagram is also a good option, but it can only film in 15 second increments. So not as useful for long videos.


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