Users on Twitter claim that the newly-launched social media app Threads is a potential Twitter killer and a battery killer. Read more.
According to reports, numerous users have voiced their concerns about Threads draining the battery life of their smartphones at an alarming rate.
Threads (app), launched by Mark Zuckerberg as a rival to Twitter just last week, has already managed to attract over 100 million users in merely five days. The app’s popularity has soared, with many notable personalities and influencers flocking to join the platform. After the launch of Threads memes flooded on Instagram “Twitter is dead”.
While many users enjoy their Threads experience, many have expressed frustration over the app’s battery consumption. Users shared their grievances on Twitter, claiming that Threads rapidly depletes their phone’s battery, comparing the speed to a lightning bolt.
To highlight the issue, one user shared a screenshot revealing the battery consumption breakdown of their phone, with Threads sitting at the top of the list, devouring approximately 53% of the device’s energy. In stark contrast, Twitter only accounted for a mere 12% of the battery usage.
Despite numerous users reporting similar battery drain problems, Meta, the parent company of Facebook and the creator of Threads, has yet to address the issue officially. The lack of response has left affected users and the Twitter community eagerly awaiting a resolution.
Interestingly, as Threads continues to gain traction, Twitter has experienced a decline in its user traffic, plummeting by approximately 11% compared to the same period last year, as the New York Post reported. With a staggering 100 million users joining Threads within five days, the app has successfully surpassed ChatGPT as the fastest-growing online platform to reach such a milestone.
Twitter has taken legal action against Meta in this growing rivalry, alleging the unlawful use of trade secrets and confidential information. Elon Musk’s attorney, Alex Spiro, accused Mark Zuckerberg of “unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property.” In response, Meta has asserted that Threads’ engineering team does not include any former Twitter employees, rebuffing the accusations.
As users continue to flock to Threads and the battery drain problem persists, the competition between Twitter and Meta is intensifying both on the technological and legal fronts. Stay tuned for further updates as the battle for social media dominance unfolds.