Threads vs Twitter: Which one collects your data more?

July 4, 2023

Threads vs Twitter is an ongoing social media battle that has been the talk of the town for quite some time in the online world. The microblogging platform, owned by Instagram and Meta, is set to be Twitter’s fiercest rival and will launch on July 6, 2023.

“Threads is where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’ll be trending tomorrow. Whatever it is you’re interested in, you can follow and connect directly with your favorite creators and others who love the same things — or build a loyal following of your own to share your ideas, opinions, and creativity with the world,” the app’s description on the App Store reads.

Upon examining the official release notes on the App Store for both apps, it becomes evident that Threads collects a larger amount of data compared to Twitter. Threads include 14 data parameters, encompassing health, financial information, purchases, search history, identifiers, and sensitive information. In contrast, Twitter only collects data based on 7 parameters, which include location, IDs, user-generated content, contact information, usage data, browsing history, and purchases.


On the other hand, Twitter CEO Elon Musk faced significant backlash when he implemented a maximum cap on the number of tweets visible to non-verified users. This decision generated considerable outrage among the user base.

Since assuming leadership at Twitter, Musk’s policies have been a subject of controversy. One of his notable actions was the introduction of a subscription-based blue tick verification system a few months back, allowing nearly anyone to obtain the coveted blue tick verification badge for a monthly fee of $8.

Reports suggest that Threads works closely with Instagram accounts, leading to the sharing of the same username and profile picture. Access to Threads is limited to logins through Instagram. In addition to Threads, other apps such as Mastodon and Blue Sky have also emerged as challengers to Twitter in recent months.

What do you think about the Threads vs Twitter ongoing battle? Have you joined its waitlist? Let us know in the comments!

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