MrBeast, the renowned US-based YouTuber, breaks records on Threads app by amassing one million followers, surpassing even the app's developer Mark Zuckerberg.
The recently launched text-based chat app, set to rival Twitter, made a splash on July 5 with over 22 million sign-ups, capturing immediate attention and making headlines.
Jimmy Donaldson, known as MrBeast, secures a Guinness World Record on the app with a rapid growth of his dedicated following, marking an impressive achievement early on.
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MrBeast becomes "Future Threads CEO" with a million followers in only three posts, as stated in his bio on the app.
In his debut post following the app's launch, MrBeast humorously wonders, "How long until we're addicted to this app? Lol."
MrBeast playfully invites his fans to like a post if they believe Mark Zuckerberg should appoint him as the app's CEO, jokingly confessing, "I feel like I'm cheating on Twitter by using this app."
The newly launched meta-app Threads was marketed as a "friendly" substitute for Twitter, which has experienced some setbacks ever since SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk took control of it.
Threads app, akin to Twitter, enables users to share links, photos, and videos, with interactions like likes, comments, and shares. 500-character post limit.
Reports indicate that Threads drew over 22 million users from its database within hours of launch, thanks to the massive user base of 2 billion active Instagram accounts.
Zuckerberg, the second user to reach 1 million Threads followers, aims to keep the app friendly and believes it is key to its success, differentiating it from Twitter's approach.
MrBeast, known for pioneering extravagant challenges and stunts on YouTube, boasts a substantial fan base across various social media platforms.
In addition to having 165 million YouTube subscribers, he has 38.5 million Instagram followers.
MrBeast holds two additional Guinness World Records: most male YouTube subscribers and highest-earning YouTube contributor in 2021, earning a reported $54 million.