Number Of Threads Users (September 2023)

by Anthony Cardillo
September 5, 2023

Meta’s new social media platform, Threads, has taken the industry by storm.


Threads has picked up a record number of users since launch, shattering all previous records.

This up-to-date guide provides user statistics and other relevant data about the platform. Here’s what you can expect to learn about below.

Top Threads User Statistics

  • Threads currently has 130 million users.
  • In just one hour, Threads surpassed 1 million users.
  • In 2 days, Threads reached 70 million users.
  • Neymar is the most followed Threads account with 8.9 million followers.

How Many Threads Users Are There?

According to the most recent data, there are 130 million threads users. But growth has slow down significantly.

It took the platform 4 days and 6 hours to reach 100 million users. In the 58 days since the 100 million users mark, the platform has only added an additional 30 million users. 


Threads reached 100 million users in just 4 days. ChatGPT recently set this record for the fastest growth, but it took them 2 months to reach the 100 million mark.

According to live updates from Mark Zuckerberg on the Threads app, we tracked the timeline of total users in the table below.

Total Users Time Since Launch Date
1 million 1 hour July 6
2 million 2 hours July 6
5 million 4 hours July 6
10 million 7 hours July 6
30 million 1 day 10 hours July 7
70 million 2 days 10 hours July 8
100 million 4 days 6 hours July 10
114 million 11 days 18 hours July 17
117 million 18 days 3 hours July 24
120 million 21 days 9 hours July 31
130 million 62 days 3 hours September 5

Sources: Quiver Quantitative, Mark Zuckerberg (Threads)

Threads User Growth

According to Mark Zuckerberg, Threads gained 70 million users within 48 hours of its launch. This makes Threads the fastest-growing social network in history by a large margin.


Meta and Threads have broken several records with this unprecedented launch. Previously set by ChatGPT in 5 days, Threads became the fastest platform to reach 1 million active users in only 1 hour.

It also took Threads 7 hours to reach 10 million users. ChatGPT is the only other online service to challenge this number. And it took them 40 days.

Here’s a comparison breakdown showing how long it took for some of the biggest online service brands in the world to reach 1 million and 10 million users compared to Threads.

Online Service Launch Year Time Taken to Reach 1 Million Users Time Taken to Reach 10 Million Users
Threads 2023 1 hour 7 hours
ChatGPT 2022 5 days 40 days
Clubhouse 2020 1 week 347 days
Instagram 2010 2.5 months 355 days
Spotify 2008 5 months 23 months
Dropbox 2008 7 months 19 months
Facebook 2004 10 months 852 days
Foursquare 2009 13 months 2 years
Twitter 2006 2 years 780 days
Airbnb 2008 2.5 years 4 years
Netflix 1999 3.5 years 9 years

Source: Threads, Statista

Threads User Activity

On July 6 when Threads was launched, 41.79 million daily active users were reported. That number climbed to 49.3 million on July 7. 

On July 14 it was reported that Threads' daily active users have dropped to 23.6 million. This is a sharp decline of 52% in one week. 

Based on August data, Threads' user activity has decreased even more. The platform currently has 10.3 million daily active users, down over 79% since the peak.

The time spent on the app has also dropped significantly. On July 7, users spent an average of 21 minutes daily on the app.

Today, users only spend an average of 3 minutes daily on the app. Meanwhile, Twitter has 200 million daily active users who spend an average of 31 minutes per day on the app. 


Source: Similarweb

Most Followed Threads Accounts

Mr. Beast was the first account to reach 1 million followers on Instagram. He reached this number faster than Mark Zuckerberg.

Neymar is currently the most followed account on Threads. He has amassed a following of 8.9 million since joining the platform.


Here are ten of the most followed accounts on Threads right now.

# Account Total Followers
1 Neymar 8.9 million
2 Selena Gomez 8.5 million
3 Kylie Jenner 7.2 million
4 Kim Kardashian 6.2 million
5 Mr. Beast 5.4 million
=6 Jennifer Lopez 4.7 million
=6 Shakira 4.7 million
8 Will Smith 4.6 million
9 Chris Hemsworth 4.3 million
10 Khloe Kardashian 4.0 million

Source: USA Today


Threads' rapid growth can be attributed to the massive user base on Instagram and Facebook already. But we still cannot ignore what Meta is accomplishing with its Twitter alternative.

After seeing Threads break the 100 million user record, the growth has slowed down a bit, and the platform must shift to increasing user activity. 

To keep pace with this rapid growth, you can check back for regular updates as we gather more data about the platform.