Twitter traffic is dropping daily due to the launch of Meta’s clone, Threads. According to Cloudflare, which is a popular online server hosting and domain service, the site’s traffic has been on a steady decline for the past few months but over the past few days, it has drastically dropped.
An image shared online by Cloudflare’s CEO reveals that in July, Twitter.com has now dropped in overall DNS ranking to above 40th. In February this year, the site was sitting in the top 20 of all domains on the internet. The graph has shown an increase and decrease but now, it is lower than ever.
Threads launched on Wednesday last week to some rather positive feedback. The app was designed as a direct competitor to Twitter without the nonsense and paygate subscription. It also arrived right after Twitter rolled out its Tweet view limits which saw the platform restrict the number of tweets you could see each day.
Threads is now nudging closer to 100 million users. Last week Friday, the app was sitting on 50 million. So it is just a matter of time before Meta’s social media app surpasses that milestone.
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Of course, Threads is still new and fresh. The app doesn’t support the most common social media features that users look for. Hashtags, for example, aren’t implemented at all yet. There are also no ads on the system yet. Meta will likely add new features in the coming weeks but the company has yet to squash the most basic bugs plaguing users. Some users report multiple crashes on the app when replying to threads and posting images. If Threads wants to remain on top, it needs to address these problems sooner tha later.