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Threads arrives in Europe

by on15 December 2023

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Threads is now available to users in the European Union.

"Today we're opening Threads to more European countries," wrote Zuckerberg in a post on the platform.

The move comes five months after the social media network launched in most markets worldwide, but remained unavailable to EU-based users due to regulatory hurdles.

In addition to creating a Threads profile for posting, users in the EU can browse Threads without having an Instagram account, an option likely introduced to comply with legislation surrounding online services.

The expansion into a market of 448 million people should see Threads' user numbers get a decent boost.

 Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on a company earnings call in October that Threads now has "just under" 100 million monthly users. Since its launch earlier this year, it has gained a web app, the ability to search for posts, and a post-editing feature.

Last modified on 15 December 2023
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