App is not working for me 1/5
The app is not recognizing any other language besides English. :/
By LEXI POOH #7
Worx fine for me
Please add longer video auto captioning 3/5
Please add auto captioning for longer videos, it is incredibly annoying to have to break my videos apart and put them back together. I’d give 5 stars if this were the case, because the captions work really well.
i’m not sure what this app aims to be 3/5
By Viet Nguyen
I initially downloaded threads because it felt like a nice respite away from the toxic and addictive parts of instagram:
- the feed
- endless clicking through stories of people who i follow.
i loved how it was centered around close friends, but now it seems like some of the “regular” friends aspect of instagram is creeping into it. was really bummed to see how stories were auto playing between users (i.e, i watch one persons story and suddenly it clicks to the next user). is it more convenient? sure, but it also slips back into the attention economy issue that plagues all social media.
i’d rather be very intentional about whose stories i’m watching.
would be nice to be able to customize threads:
- have the option to hide ALL stories from non close friends
- no message counters for non close friends
- ability to choose whether stories automatically move to the next user.
Fun statuses but switch apps 2/5
By Kai Liana
I like to chat on the Instagram app but every time I click on the chat notif it takes me to threads, which is very annoying bc I do that on instinct. 2 stars for the fun statuses though
Not worth it please don't get 2/5
By sir cir
So I downloaded this app because I noticed a feature that allowed you to "set your status" (gives you an emoji next to brief text describing your mood under your instagram profile picture) Thats when I decided to get the app. I loved it for a brief time before the chaos because of this one setting. This was also around the time the automatic captioning was popular too but I personally don't make tiktoks so it is kind of an irrelevant feature. Probably would be useful if you had deaf friends you wanted to send videos to without putting the captioning yourself. Anyways here's all the downsides: So they ask you to establish a close friends list and have the threads app work on that with messaging. It has 2 columns in the messaging part, close friends and everyone else. Now first off, notifications on instagram worked fine and dandy this only prioritized the people/groups you put in your close friends. It doesn't really matter though because you already get notifications from instagram itself. Not sure why they would add this feature. Next MAJOR issue was the notifications. Now the messaging part of it wasn't at all bad enough to uninstall but this was. Now when you download it you already know it asks you to input a close friends list. Once you get annoyed by texting the same people on different apps you try to delete the threads app and now my notifications for instagram for that close friends list is gone. It's like they route it to only notify you on threads and then once you uninstall threads it literally just doesn't notify you anymore. I've recommended 3 friends and they all complained about this exact thing. I'd reply/get replies hours later on messages just because the notification would not work at all. I know what you're thinking: just go into your settings and turn on notifications for instagram again. They are never turned off. I tried to turn them on in settings and then i tried to see if maybe they had just been muted on instagram itself. Nope. Just gone. Girl don't get this app the only redeeming features are little things you could definitely survive without and it's just a chore dealing with the whole notifications thing. I'm stuck with this god awful app. Oh before I get off here the actual one beneficial thing that comes from it is the calling feature. When you call your close friends it transfers you to a call within threads instead of instagram. So now you can switch accounts and scroll through your explore without being restricted to just one account. There is a bad thing about that though because it's on and off when it wants to switch you to the threads app. Sometimes it will and sometimes it won't, and when it doesn't youre just annoyed because you're stuck on one instagram account. No switching it or anything. and the threads app doesn't even have a call feature within DMS. you just completely rely on if it wants to transfer you or not. Sorry for this LONG review but hopefully by me being thorough itll help someone else out. P.S. If you fixed adding a call button in the actual threads DM and fixed that notification issue like asap maybe this app would be worth it. otherwise it's just a total pain in the neck dealing with this app day to day.
Great app 5/5
I really like this. This app pretty much is the messenger part of Instagram and you can still view stories. Which is perfect for me because sometimes I want to delete Instagram so I don’t scroll the hours away, but I still want to be able to message folks. 10/10 would recommend 💯💯
i don’t get it 2/5
why can it only record in 15 second chunks??
Can’t message anyone 1/5
For some reason, none of my chats are loading. I’m still receiving notifications from the app, but when I open it, nothing loads except for people’s stories.
More Features Please 4/5
By Ocean Irie
Wish there was more features on the camera (polls, music, etc). That is my only complaint however, I love this app.
Auto captioning 2/5
It hard to have a the auto captioning on with a white background. Make the auto caption have different colors instead of just making it white
WHERE ARE THE SUBS!? 2/5
I’ve downloaded this app four times already. I just want to use close captions to my videos but I can’t! The option is not available! I don’t understand why Instagram doesn’t have the option to do that within the app and I don’t understand why this other app doesn’t have the subs available. MAKE IR AVAILABLE FOR ALL COUNTRIES!!
Doesn’t work 1/5
Cant even use it to bleep out words because for some reason when a bleep happens it speeds up the audio and de syncs it from the video
The one function I need from this is the subtitles transcript so I can add captions to my stories, but it’s still not available in my country. Subtitles should really already be a function on Instagram.
By MG (MT-BC)
💙Can edit captions
💙Adds captions to pre-recorded videos as well as videos filmed on app
💙IG filters available on app
💙No hands free- making it extremely inconvenient to record anything
💙It doesn’t always upload to your IG in order or at all, so I end up having to save it and then upload it via IG.
With all that work, I’d rather caption my own videos.
Auto-Caption/long videos 4/5
Please allow the app to upload more than just 15 seconds to our story ;/ I want to start using auto caption for a business i work for, and we normally just record a whole video and upload to our story. However, though threads will auto caption the entire video (let’s say, a 45 second vid), it will only POST the first 15 seconds to the story. Even if i send the story to an individual, they only see the first 15 seconds. it is a hassle to break up our videos perfectly into 15 seconds just to close caption it. why not offer this in the main app for accessibility???? i have deaf family members who would LOVE this to be a common thing.
You can only download 15 second videos? 2/5
Am I missing something. I downloaded this app for CC but it’s useless if vids get capped at 15 seconds max. Bummer.
Video call doesn’t work 1/5
Video call doesn’t work, I only see myself or it just crashes
Don’t Get 5/5
It keeps trying to hack me Instagram messaged me aswell
One minor suggestion 3/5
I love this app, I just wish you were able to delete ur messages.
Escape the bloat of Instagram 5/5
Instagram is about a lot more than catching up with friends these days. If you need proof just look at all the features around shopping. I like Threads because it’s simple. It keeps the focus on people you’re actually friends with and sharing stories, no extra fluff.
Captions or subtitles 2/5
This option is still not available por South America , not fair :(
Main features are NOT Working 3/5
I don’t see why this application is created while it’s serve the same purpose of Instagram stories I see no difference except for adding live caption to the stories which is NOT working for me!!!
(I’ve IPhone 7 Plus updated to lasted iOS 14.4)
Where’s the auto cap? 1/5
It doesn’t even let me auto cap mi videos since the icon doesn’t appear
Needs to be integrated 2/5
I’m glad there’s a way to caption my videos. It needs to be integrated into the app. It would be nice if we could choose font and how the caption shows so it’s easier to see with different backgrounds as well. A hands free option would be great. All of this could be solved by integrating captions into the Instagram app.
Good but... 4/5
Great for it’s purpose. For me it’s been great being able to communicate with friends without having the official Instagram app distraction. I wish it could have the same sharing capabilities as Instagram.
Nagging notification every time the app opens 1/5
I use Threads as an alternative to the Instagram app, since I want to reduce my usage without fully disconnecting from Instagram. I also have major privacy concerns about the whole Facebook system. For that reason, I only allow the Threads app access to selected photos rather than my entire photo library. Every time I open the app, a notification comes up asking me to allow the app to access all my photos, and I can’t proceed without answering the notification. This is annoying, and it’s completely unnecessary since I don’t want the app to access all my photos which is why I didn’t allow it to in the first place. Removing this feature (and all the other ways Facebook’s apps try to encroach on user privacy) would drastically improve my experience as a user
try this app 4/5
I really like the app. The only thing that is missing is the music option for stories which i really need but otherwise it's so easy and simple to use, thank you!
It bleeps out “queer” 1/5
Queer is a normal word people use to identify themselves as. It’s not a bad word. It shouldn’t be bleeped out.
What Peasantry Is This? 1/5
It doesn’t annotate my lady like curse words. 🙄
In the right direction 3/5
I love that this is making autocaptioning available and it is pretty good at autocaptioning correctly. I wish this feature was built into Instagram itself and let you reformat the text, including letting you make it a stationary block of text.
doesn’t work 1/5
By Dakota Gladyswood
every time i save a video with closed captions it removes the caption, and i need to be able to add another word when i’m editing the closed captions.
Hi so I do not hav the translator effect and so can you give to me please
My last review isn’t showing up 1/5
I wrote a very helpful and informant review about this app already and they didn’t post it. This is a hate crime
Use anything else 1/5
The 15 second limit without rolling over like Instagram stories does and the lack of a hands-free function really doesn’t make it that accessible to people...
Also, the duplicate DM‘s... Why? If you want it to function that way, why don’t you just add threads as a feature on your story function?
I have notifications turned off for threads and I still get double notifications for every DM I get because it sends me notifications anyways.
Almost every other closed captioning app can function just as well (if not better) without all this.
Great app but I didn’t give it permission for notifications and it still gives me them that’s a big problem
Chat gestures 3/5
By >)ابو احمد(<
Well actually it's a great app but there is some features that are needed like the reply gesture and the ability to organize filters
Ithink that this app has a lot more things to do I already use for chatting on Instagram but where is the chat background and colors
Why don't you upgrade the chat experience on this app
By app buyer thats sad
I like this app so I can dm without being on Instagram
pretty good 3/5
okay i just wanna start off by saying i love the app so much the only thing i don’t think is the fact that there isn’t the hands free feature, having the hands free feature is my only issue if that was included i would love love love the app!
Threads is the worst app everrrrrr don’t download it
why can’t i switch between accounts? 4/5
By Proff. McGonagall
i downloaded this months ago and ended up deleting it because it seemed inferior to the messaging on the actual instagram app. i recently redownloaded it to see if it was any better, and to a certain degree it is! however, it would be even better if it was easier to switch between accounts rather than having to log out of one and log into the other.
Flips my video horizontally + no hands free 2/5
I just downloaded this to be able to caption videos for accessibility. I uploaded a recorded video to caption, and as soon as I edit one word, it flips my video sideways to horizontal...for zero reason. The captions still display upright and there is NO way to fix it! Makes no sense and it’s very frustrating. Also, I would love to record IN the app to save a step, but how is there no hands-free option? I agree with other reviews that they just need to add the captions options directly to Instagram and call it a day.
One Suggestion 4/5
I don’t even use this app for the Threads, I use it like a “Facebook Messenger” for Instagram because all my group chats are on Instagram, but I want to spend less time scrolling through my feed. It’s awesome for that, but my one suggestion would be to give the option to combine your close friends and everyone else into one inbox, or at least make it so you can swipe between them rather than having to hit that tiny button at the top to switch between inboxes.
PERFECT TRANSCRIBE BUT YOU CANT SAVE VIDEOS LONGER THEN 15 SECONDS. WHAT?
Huge disappointment 1/5
I always wanted an app where you only had Instagram DM’s without the distraction of Instagram itself and when I saw this, I thought it finally happened. However, you don’t have the option to video call and you should be able to have more than one account on there. Please fix this!
Where is hands-free?! 3/5
Using this app to add subtitles to Instagram stories and videos (why isn’t this function available within Instagram already to make it more accessible for those with hearing impairments?!) and while I appreciate the filters and gifs from my Instagram account now being a part of this app, the one feature I really need is hands-free. I need to record tutorials and how-tos using both of my hands with my phone attached to a tripod, so I can’t keep my finger on the record button. This feels like a big oversight! And as mentioned above, why does this need to be a separate app - can’t you just add subtitle capabilities to the main Instagram app? You can send Instagram stories to close friends only already, so I don’t see this point of any of this being separate.
So it’s honestly it worth downloading at the moment. I downloaded it because I have a 60 second I wanted the captions for. It’s fantastic to transcribe the videos, but it will only save 15 seconds of it.
Sooo, if you need a 15 second video captions, great use this! If not, don’t bother downloading it rn. There’s nothing else beside that.
Removes the "addicting" parts of IG 5/5
I love this app! Its basically IG with it's addictive components stripped.
I decided I wanted a break from Instagram recently because I was spending too much time on it...so I deleted Instagram and downloaded Threads instead.
Having Threads allows me to see messages my friends dm me through Instagram, and even still keep up to date with all my friends' stories -- without having to open IG and be sucked in to indefinitely scrolling it's newsfeed. I even can open IG posts my friends link to me directly in this app. It has IG stories without that "infinite carousel" format -- they open up one at a time so you only see the stories of the friends you care about.
I honestly do not feel the FOMO I usually do when I take a break from IG, now having this app.