Threads may be the hottest new social network, but its fast development and release means there is little in the way of actual marketing tools for brands. In fact, the platform doesn’t currently serve ads of any kind.
However, the company announced it is launching tools to let marketers develop their own paid promotion opportunities until more robust advertising options arrive.
Threads’ Paid Promotion Tools
In essence, Threads’ is borrowing Instagram’s already existing paid promotion tools for influencer campaigns and collaborations. These tools let brands and influencers properly tag content that may include paid promotions or professional collaborations to maintain transparency with users.
Specifically, Threads requires that:
Brands use the branded content tools when working with influencers on sponsored content
Only brands have access to paid partnership labels to posts
Brands clearly disclose paid partnership collaborations
100 Million Users But No Ad Tools?
So far, Threads and its parent company, Meta, have been quiet about the development of advertising tools or services for the platform. With the announcement that Threads has already gained over 100 million users since its recent launch, though, it seems highly likely that proper ad tools are on their way.
The current lack of these tools highlights how quickly Threads was developed in the face of Twitter’s ongoing collapse. Despite the limited features and tools for brands, however, the platform appears to be an immediate hit with users who have long been vocally unhappy with Twitter’s direction and leadership.