What is Instagram Threads?
Instagram Threads is Meta’s new competitor to Twitter. In only its first week, Threads quickly gained over 100 million users. That’s caused everyone to wonder if it’s a priority to create a presence for your business there.
Here is a link to Instagram’s official announcement about Threads.
Should My Business Be on Threads?
Social media presence is one of the core pieces to digital footprint. So our immediate answer is, yes. But allow me to make the answer more complicated.
Threads uses your Instagram account to log in. So you’re NOT creating an additional handle. That’s good news. But you’ll have a separate identity page inside Instagram Threads. And that’s another opportunity to create an organic search result YOU control.
Being ON Threads and POSTING ON Threads are Two Different Decisions
You should definitely create your identity on Instagram Threads. But whether you post to that platform regularly or not is an entirely different question.
First, do you already post on Twitter? If so, then it may not represent much incremental effort to replicate that effort on Instagram Threads.
And if you use a posting platform like Buffer or Hootsuite, Threads will be available as an option. So if you’d like to add it to your posting plan, your automation should be able to assist you with that goal.
How is Instagram Threads Different from Twitter?
The two platforms are clearly very similar. But they’re not performing identically out of the gate.
Marketing guru Neil Patel did a great early analysis of Threads and the ways in which it’s similar to and different from Twitter.
If You’re Wondering, Maybe You’ve Got Even Bigger Questions
Social media — which platforms, posting strategy, etc. — is one component of digital footprint. We feel digital footprint is so important, we offer potential clients a free digital footprint audit. Get yours here.
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