Thread is a news and podcasts app. You can download it on the App Store.
You can think of Thread as a healthy alternative to social media. Use it to follow all your favorite blogs, publications, and podcasts. You can also share what you're reading and listening to with friends, groups, and followers. Unlike other social networks, however, like and follower counts are hidden and reactions and replies are private.
Are there ads on Thread?
No, and there never will be.
Are you going to sell my data?
What's The Needle?
Every day we pick the ten best and most important stories for you from your favorite publications and blogs as well as top news sources. We package them up and deliver them to you in a single push notification at a time you choose. We call it The Needle. It's a quick, digestible news playlist crafted just for you, delivered when you want it.
We use a variety of mechanisms including web crawling, APIs, and good ol' old fashioned RSS feeds to find great content from around the web. We then use machine learning to combine user behavior, external data streams, and human curation into personalized news playlists for every user.
Can you add my site/podcast to Thread?
We'd love to! Contact us and we'll be in touch soon.
Can you feature my site/podcast on Thread?
We love promoting amazing content and creators. Contact us for more information.
03. Privacy & Security
What data does Thread store?
We keep track of the articles you read and the podcasts you listen to in order to improve your recommendations. We never use your data for ads and we never share it with third parties.
How does Thread protect users from abuse and harassment?
We use state-of-the-art machine learning techniques powered by Sentropy to protect users from abuse, hate, and harassment.
We have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment and bullying on our platform. We will take down hate speech and abusive content when we see it and ban people who spread it. We will also take down intentionally misleading, false, or deceptive content, and we do not allow content that condones or depicts illegal or violent activity.
If you see something on Thread you believe violates our core values or community rules, you can report it in the app or contact us.
How does Thread protect against misinformation and disinformation?
We only amplify content we can vouch for – that is, content we can verify comes from known and credible sources.
How does Thread protect user accounts?
We use phone numbers instead of passwords to keep your account safe and cut down on bots and spam.
To protect against SIM swapping attacks, we fingerprint login devices and require two-factor authentication when you log in from a new device.
I would like my account deleted and data removed.
If you'd like your data completely removed from our servers, please contact us.