After the rebranding of Twitter, now popularly known as X, many users feared that this change would backfire, but once again, Elon has proved critics wrong. Not only Elon has brought more users to X but also cool features where verified Twitter handles can earn money through Twitter monetization program for creators, and Elon has confirmed that X app will soon have calling features which does not require any phone number. Let’s dive in to details as what makes X better than Threads app.
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- Accessibility and Popularity: With over 330 million active users, X is used by a huge number of people worldwide. On the other hand, Threads, which offers few similarities in features, doesn’t have as many active users. This means that when you post something on X, many different people can see it and react to it, whereas this is not the case with Threads.
- Ease of Use: X is like the easy-to-use playground of social media. It’s simple and user-friendly, so whether you’re new to it or an old-time user, you’ll feel right at home. But when we look at Threads, it’s a bit like a tricky puzzle. It might take more time to figure out how it actually works. X’s like the friendly neighborhood park where everyone can join in and have fun, while Threads might feel a bit like a complicated game that needs more practice to master. The bottom line is, X keeps things simple and easy to access for everyone to express themselves.
- Verified Accounts: On X, you might have seen some accounts with a special blue checkmark next to their name. This checkmark means the account is verified, which makes it more trustworthy and credible. It’s like a digital stamp of approval. ON the other hand, Threads is linked with instagram and if you are verified over instagram then only you’ll get a checkmark at Threads account.
- Discoverability of Postings: On X you can effortlessly discover any trending or viral tweet by just typing your search topic or keywords in the search box, and you’ll quickly find what you’re looking for. It’s like searching for a book in a library where you can find it by its title. But on Threads, It’s a bit more limited. You can only search for user profiles who have signed up by connecting their Instagram profiles. It’s more like trying to find specific books, but you can only search for the names of the people who borrowed them from the library.
- Trending Topics: X’s trending topics feature is like a live window into what’s happening all around the world right now. It’s super useful because it helps you stay in the loop with the latest news and lets you join conversations about what’s trending. But when it comes to Threads, it doesn’t offer this feature that keeps you updated on what’s going on globally, and that’s a bit disappointing.
- Content Creators’ Revenue Sharing: X offers two video monetization programs: Amplify Pre-Roll and Amplify Sponsorships. Apart from that there is Ad revenue sharing program where you can earn from ads showing under your posts on Twitter(X). Other option where you can make money is called “Super Follows.” This feature allows content creators, like artists, writers, and other creative people, to make money by offering subscription services to their followers. This means that fans can pay a small fee to get exclusive content from their favorite creators. Features like this makes X stand apart from Threads, a similar platform that doesn’t offer monetization features yet.
- Live Streams and Spaces: X offers features like live streaming and audio discussions through its X Spaces. These things make X a great place to have real-time conversations with others. But, Threads, on the other hand, is mostly about text & images, so it’s not made for people who want to connect in real-time with their followers like X does.
- Global Impact: X’s impact on worldwide events, politics, and social causes is crystal clear. It’s like a vast gathering place where people exchange ideas, discuss important issues, and raise awareness of those issues. Threads, while great for sharing memes or for Gen Z to look cool, may not have the same significant impact on society.
- Integration and API Support: X’s API support is like a toolbox for software developers. It helps them build all sorts of extra things that can integrate with X. This makes X more flexible and useful for different purposes, whether it’s for work or personal stuff. Threads, on the other hand, does not offer these extra tools since it’s newer and still growing.
- Verified News Sources: X partners with trusted news sources to ensure users receive reliable information and with new features like Community notes, people can add context to any misleading Tweets, saving people from spreading any fake news. Isn’t that wonderful? On the other hand, Threads, which primarily focuses on text and image-based content, does not offer the same high-quality and dependable news updates. This is also a reason why you can’t trust something posted on Threads.
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X values creators, which is why they introduced Super Follows, enabling creators to earn money from their content. Creators can share exclusive content with their subscribers, and this monetization feature benefits both creators and enhances X’s status as a superior social platform. On the other hand, Threads is a newly launched platform based on the same approach as X, but is not offering much to creators; instead, focusing on gaining as many sign-ups as possible. So, when it comes to X vs Threads, the former has the upper hand because, at the end of the day, creators want to monetize their work, and if that comes with an opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, it’s a plus.
This article was originally posted on The SocioBlend Blog