Meta’s Threads has attracted over 100 million users since its launch last week, but some of them are not happy with the app’s performance. Many users have reported that Threads is draining their smartphone batteries faster than usual.
Threads is a text-based conversation platform that is linked to Instagram, allowing users to follow accounts they are already interested in on the photo-sharing platform. Users can share their points of view in thread-like posts that appear very similar to tweets.
“Our vision with Threads is to take what Instagram does best and expand that to text, creating a positive and creative space to express your ideas,” Meta explained. “Just like on Instagram, with Threads you can follow and connect with friends and creators who share your interests – including the people you follow on Instagram and beyond.”
However, while many users have been enjoying getting to know Meta’s new app, some have complained that it is taking a toll on their smartphone battery life. Several frustrated users have taken to Twitter and other forums to discuss the issue, with one saying: “I would use threads but it kills my phone battery lightning fast.”
Another user tweeted: “Don’t download threads it will drain your battery.”
Meta has not yet acknowledged or addressed the problem, and it is unclear how widespread it is or what causes it. Some users have suggested that turning off background app refresh or notifications for Threads could help reduce the battery drain, but this may also affect the app’s functionality.
If you’re facing battery drain issues with Threads, you may want to wait for an update from Meta that could fix the problem. Alternatively, you could try uninstalling the app and reinstalling it again. However, these measures may not guarantee a solution.