Twitter blocks all direct links to Threads!

Twitter traffic has plummeted following the launch of Threads, with Twitter taking action by blocking Twitter direct links to Threads

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Twitter blocks all direct links to Threads!

Twitter, the social media of the new owner Elon Musk has already decided to take legal action against the rival platform Threads, the new social media of META, created by Mark Zuckerberg. Twitter traffic has plummeted following the launch of Threads, with Twitter taking action by blocking Twitter direct links to Threads.

According to the developer Andy Baio, on his Threads profile, the San Francisco social network would have introduced a selective block on direct links to Threads, so that it will still be possible to publish links and URLs aimed at the Meta platform on your Twitter profile, both in posts than in the bio, but the latter won't be opened by the Twitter app.

Twitter blocks all direct links to Threads!

According to WCCFTech reports, the block would have spread to all Twitter profiles, so its rollout would have been almost instantaneous all over the world and would have occurred in the past few hours, without an official communication from Twitter.

It is not clear, for now, if the blocking of redirects on Threads will have an impact on the data traffic of the two partners. Twitter had already blocked links to Mastodon, Bluesky, Facebook and Instagram in the past. According to The Hill, Twitter sent a communication to Meta threatening to sue it over the launch of the Threads platform.

Also according to The Hill, Elon Musk's social media outlet expresses strong concern that Meta has misused Twitter's trade secrets and intellectual property. The social media also accuses the company that owns Instragram and Facebook of having hired its employees to create Threads.Meta Communications director Andy Stone was quick to dismiss part of Twitter's allegations, posting: "No one on the Threads engineering team is a former Twitter employee."Thread reached 70 million subscriptions in less than 48 hours, more than doubling the first day's growth, as announced by Zuckerberg in a post.

The new microblogging platform was launched yesterday in 100 countries, reaching more than 30 million users in the first 24 hours and becoming the fastest downloaded app ever. Twitter has over 250 million subscribers.

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