Threads app on Windows 11 laptop? It is possible! Just do THIS

Wondering how to download the Threads app on your computer? Here is the trick!

| Updated on: Jul 10 2023, 12:29 IST
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1/7 On their part, Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, posted this note on the Threads app, “Here we go. We have lots of work to do, but we’re looking to build an open, civil place for people to have conversations.” (REUTERS)
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2/7 At the same time, Meta Platforms CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said, "Our vision is to take the best parts of Instagram and create a new experience for text, ideas, and discussing what's on your mind.” (AP)
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3/7 Elon Musk - While Musk did not directly talk about the Threads app, the Twitter chief took a dig at Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s comment about how Twitter runs, saying, “It is infinitely preferable to be attacked by strangers on Twitter than indulge in the false happiness of hide-the-pain Instagram.” Musk also responded to a meme with a laughing emoji on Twitter which showed a keyboard with copy-and-paste buttons, implying that Threads was just a copycat of Twitter. (REUTERS)
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4/7 Jack Dorsey - The former Twitter CEO and current co-founder of Bluesky Social mocked the similar interface of several Twitter alternatives in a tweet. He wrote, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 7 Twitter clones.” (REUTERS)
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5/7 Bill Gates - Announcing his arrival on the new microblogging platform, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote on Threads, “I’m excited to jump into @threadsapp,” while also sharing a GIF of him jumping over a chair. (REUTERS)
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6/7 Carl Pei - Nothing co-founder and CEO Carl Pei has also joined Threads. In his first post, he wrote, “I don’t know if Threads is going to make it or not, but at least it has closed the door for Bluesky.” (Bloomberg)
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7/7 M.G. Siegler - In a tweet, M.G. Siegler, general partner at Google Ventures wrote about Threads, “Sort of strange that Instagram is about to launch Threads to try to eat Twitter just as Retro is starting to eat Instagram Stories…” (Google Ventures)
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You can download the Threads app on your computer running on Windows 11 in simple steps. (REUTERS)

From WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter to Instagram, we all have a habit of using social media on smartphones as well as desktops. That has been possible as these social media platforms have web support. Recently, Meta's new Threads app has been launched as an answer to Twitter. As soon as the Instagram-backed Threads app launched, people stepped into this new space by the tens of millions. However, users can only access the Threads app via Android Play Store and Apple's App Store so far. Officially, there is no web app support for Threads so far. But if you are habituated to using social media apps on your desktop just like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Twitter, then know there is a way!

It is possible through the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA)! It enables your Windows 11 device to run Android applications that are available in the Amazon Appstore. So, with the efforts of WSA, you can get your hands on Threads even on your computer. Of course, you will need to enable WSA on your PC. As per a report by WindowsCentral, you will also need to download the APK for Threads, which you can try from a third-party source such as APKMirror. Also, you need to get the WSATools app from the Microsoft Store. However, be very careful you don't fall prey to hackers.

Once all of the preparations are done, downloading the Threads app on Windows 11 PC won't take much time. Just follow these steps.

How to download the Threads app on Windows 11 laptop

  • First of all, open Windows Subsystem for Android on your laptop or desktop running on Windows 11.
  • Now, go to the Advanced settings from the sidebar.
  • Simply enable the toggle bar for the Developer Mode.
  • After this, open the WSATools and complete the prompt requirements.
  • Choose the location of your downloaded Threads APK and install it.
  • It may take a few minutes and that's done! You can access the Threads app on your laptop now. Make sure to log in with your Instagram ID to access Threads.

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First Published Date: 10 Jul, 11:50 IST