Threads, the social media app launched by Meta as a rival to Elon Musk’s Twitter, has been facing criticism from users who claim that it is draining their mobile phone batteries.
According to reports, several users have voiced their frustration, stating that Threads is consuming their smartphone’s battery at an alarming rate. Discussions about the issue have surfaced on Twitter, with one user mentioning that the app is depleting their phone’s battery at a “lightning-fast” speed.
One user shared a list of battery-consuming applications, revealing that Threads occupied the top spot, utilizing around 53% of the phone’s energy, while Twitter only accounted for 12%.
Despite these user claims, Meta, the parent company of Threads, is yet to comment on the battery drain issue. Meanwhile, the app’s user base continues to grow rapidly. The New York Post reported an 11% decrease in Twitter’s traffic compared to the same period last year, indicating the impact of Threads’ surge in popularity.
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Threads’ impressive growth has propelled it to become the fastest online platform to reach the milestone of 100 million users, surpassing ChatGPT’s previous record. However, tensions have risen between Twitter and Meta, with Twitter announcing its intention to sue Meta, alleging the unlawful use of trade secrets and confidential information. Elon Musk’s lawyer, Alex Spiro, has accused Mark Zuckerberg of “unlawful misappropriation of Twitter’s trade secrets and other intellectual property.”
In response, Meta has denied the allegations, stating that the Threads engineering team does not include any former Twitter employees. The legal battle between the two tech giants is expected to unfold in the coming days.
As the user base of Threads continues to expand rapidly, the issue of battery drain remains a concern for some users. It remains to be seen how Meta will address this issue and ensure a smooth user experience on the platform.