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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 25: Ice Spice attends the BET Awards 2023 at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

A new social media network has arrived under Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta umbrella. The text-focused social media platform¬†Threads¬†officially launched on July 5, 2023. Take a look below to learn more about Threads and see which of your favorite rappers already took the plunge onto the new platform.

What Is Threads?

Threads is an app that was built by the Instagram team, which is part of Meta. The app is obviously designed to rival Elon Musk’s Twitter which focuses more on text conversations than visuals. Although you can still share photos, videos, and GIFs on both apps. For Threads, your posts can be up to 500 characters long and include links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes in length. However, unlike its direct competitor Twitter, Threads users will notice that you are unable to message other users directly or to use hashtags.

Zuckerberg’s Threads has amassed 100 million sign-ups, according to the founder, over its first couple of days. The app had “mostly organic demand, and we haven’t even turned on many promotions yet,” Zuckerberg posted on Threads on Monday morning. “Can’t believe it’s only been 5 days!” With that amount of sign-ups, it has beat both ChatGPT and TikTok as the fastest-growing consumer app in history, according to CBS News.

TikTok took nine months to build the same amount of users. Instagram took two years to have 100 million users on the platform. Previously, ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence app used to formulate human-like responses in text and images, reigned as the fastest-growing app after amassing 100 million monthly active users within two months.

How Can I Sign Up For Threads?

You can sign up for Threads through your Instagram account. Please note if you have multiple Instagram accounts, you must log in and out of them to access each individual Threads account. Note that if you sign up for Threads, and then decide you want to delete your account, you also need to delete your associated Instagram account.

Do I Need An Instagram Account To Join Threads?

Currently, you need an active Instagram account to join the Threads community.

Take a look at 10 rappers who have already joined Threads:

  • Ice Spice

    The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals

    (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

    Ice Spice usually uses her socials to post sexy selfies and promote her chart-topping music. This year she released her debut EP Like…? and collabed with Nicki Minaj twice on the remix of ” and “Barbie World.” You can access her Threads account through her Instagram here.

  • Jack Harlow

    The 2022 Met Gala Celebrating "In America: An Anthology of Fashion" - Arrivals

    (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

    Jack Harlow shows off his goofy nature on social media when he is not promoting his music. He has had quite a year after being nominated for a handful of Grammys and BET Awards. He also dropped his third studio album Jackman in April. You can access his Threads account through his Instagram here.

  • Coi Leray

    BET Awards 2021 - Arrivals

    (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

    Coi is very active on her other social media handles like TikTok and Instagram so it is not surprising that the “trendsetter” also joined Threads. In music, she performed at the 2023 BET Awards and dropped her self-titled album Coi in June. You can access her Threads account through her Instagram here.

  • Lil Durk

    Givenchy : Photocall - Paris Fashion Week - Menswear Spring/Summer 2023

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    Lil Durk mostly uses social media to promote his music or post-concert footage. This year the Chicago-bred rapper dropped his eighth studio album Almost Healed. You can access his Threads account through his Instagram here.

  • Travis Scott

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    Travis Scott loves to send clues to his fans via social media to try to figure out what he is working on. The Houston native is set to release his highly anticipated Utopia sometime this year. You can access his Threads account through his Instagram here.

  • Post Malone

    2018 American Music Awards - Press Room

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    Post Malone loves to show off his goofy nature on social media so hopefully he will continue it on Threads. The New York native is gearing up for the release of his fifth studio album Austin at the end of July. You can access his Threads account through his Instagram here.

  • JT

    BET Awards 2021 - Arrivals

    (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

    JT is constantly showing her fans how to “act bad” on social media so we believe her Threads account will be no different. The emcee who is one-half of the rap duo City Girls with Yung Miami will be releasing a single titled “No Bars” on Friday (July 14). You can access her Threads account through her Instagram here.

  • Diddy

    2019 Roc Nation THE BRUNCH - Inside

    (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Roc Nation )

    Diddy loves a party, and he is bringing it over to Threads. The rapper is very active on social media so it is not a surprise that he was in the first group of hip-hop stars to join. You can access the Bad Boy’s Threads account through his Instagram here.

  • Soulja Boy

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    (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for 2K)

    While Soulja Boy wasn’t the first rapper to be on Threads, the fact that he is jumping on another social media platform is a no-brainer. When he’s not recording music, he is constantly in conversations regarding the hottest topic in pop culture. You can access his Threads account through his Instagram here.

  • Waka Flaka Flame

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    (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for VH1 Save The Music)

    It’s a party, it’s a party, it’s a party! Waka Flaka Flame has been crowned the first rapper to have joined Threads which the Atlanta native already expressed on the app. Waka came out on top beating Soulja in the “first rapper to..” competition. You can access Waka’s Threads account through his Instagram here.

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