Threads, Meta’s Twitter rival, has finally surpassed 100 million user sign-ups within a week of its inception, while Twitter’s traffic is declining. Threads reached the milestone faster than OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which took two months, according to The Verge.

Threads was released last week in 100 countries for iOS and Android users, and it is presently the #1 free app on the App Store. The new software had 2 million sign-ups in two hours, 10 million users in seven hours, and 30 million in 12 hours.

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince tweeted a graph on Sunday demonstrating Twitter’s falling domain name system (DNS) ranking from January to present. Elon Musk, the owner of Twitter, tweeted on Monday, “You will get more laughs from this app than from everything else combined.”

Musk commented in response to a tweet on Meta Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s involvement in the Metaverse, “Censorship pays them well.” Last week, Zuckerberg stated that the new app’s launch had gone “way beyond our expectations.”

Also, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri stated that Meta does not intend to replace Twitter, but rather to establish a public square for groups on Instagram that have never fully embraced Twitter, as well as communities on Elon Musk’s platform “that are interested in a less angry place for conversations, but not all of Twitter”.

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