Meta’s Twitter/X rival Threads is rising at a steady tempo. The social community now has greater than 150 million month-to-month lively customers — up from 130 million in February — Mark Zuckerberg talked about throughout the firm’s Q1 2024 earnings name.

For the reason that final quarterly earnings name, Threads has notably taken steps in direction of integrating with ActivityPub, the decentralized protocol that powers networks like Mastodon. In March, the corporate allowed U.S.-based customers over 18 to attach their accounts to the Fediverse so their posts would present up on different servers.

The corporate additionally plans to launch its API to a large set of builders by June, permitting them to construct experiences across the social community. Nonetheless, it’s nonetheless not clear if Threads will enable builders to make full-fledged third-party shoppers.

Final week, Meta launched its AI chatbot throughout Fb, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram. Threads was a notable exclusion from this listing, presumably due to the dearth of native DM performance.

On Wednesday, Threads additionally launched a check characteristic to let users auto-archive their posts after a interval of outlined time. They’ll additionally archive or unarchive particular person posts and make them public.

Threads is roughly 9 months outdated, and Meta has steadily constructed out the viewers. Nonetheless, it’s strictly not an X different, as Instagram Head Adam Mosseri stated in October that Threads received’t “amplify information on the platform.” However Meta’s social community remains to be gaining steam. Earlier this week, Business Insider reported that in line with app analytics agency Apptopia, Threads now has extra each day lively customers within the U.S. than X.