Threads, a recently launched app, surpassed ChatGPT’s record as millions of users flocked to join the Twitter rival app, data tracking websites said on Monday.
After over 100 million sign-ups in less than five days, the Meta-owned platform with a familiar appearance approximating the microblogging site became the fastest-growing consumer app.
According to research, ChatGPT took two months to reach 100 million users, whereas TikTok took nine months.
Unlike Threads, where the majority of users are Instagram users, the picture and video-sharing service has amassed 100 million members in the two-and-a-half years since its start in 2010.
The new software was released late Wednesday on the Apple and Android app stores in 100 countries, but it is not available in Europe because parent company Meta is unsure how to negotiate the European Union’s data protection rules.
Twitter is estimated to have 200 million regular users, but it has seen numerous technological difficulties since Elon Musk purchased the network last year and laid off hundreds of employees.
Musk, who is also the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has also alienated many users by charging for previously free services and reintroducing banned right-wing accounts on the network.
Several competitors have developed, but the most are niche platforms that lack the volume required to dethrone Twitter.
Threads is doing well because it is linked to Instagram, which has over one billion active users.
Quiver Quantitative, an online statistics provider, announced that the app had reached 100 million users at 0700 GMT on Monday.
Other websites calculated the mark earlier by counting the “badges” acquired by Instagram users who downloaded Threads.
Musk has vowed to sue Meta for allegedly stealing trade secrets and intellectual property, something the firm, which also controls Facebook and WhatsApp, denies.
Musk is feuding with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and the two have just challenged each other to a cage fight.