Open source Twitter alternative saw Bluesky in new users just one day after opening its platform to the public. The service has gained more than 850,000 users, and the total number of registrants is just over 4 million.
The service was one it was in beta for about a year and reached over 3 million users when it officially opened to the public. According to information, it currently has about 4.1 million registrations . Bluesky CEO Jay Graber: “Things are here to stay” In an article on X.
The surge in new users suggests there’s still plenty of interest in the Jack Dorsey-backed platform, which started as an internal project at Twitter in 2019. It also shows that Meta hasn’t completely cornered the market for a text-based Twitter alternative. The company’s Threads program has expanded monthly users, Meta announced last week.
Graber said Bluesky intends to grow at a slower pace so that it can build a platform and core protocol that can lead to sudden surges in growth without additional pressure. Some of those concerns were borne out over the past day, as the surge in activity led to some technical issues on the site, including issues with the app’s custom feeds and software. in one night. According to the company, the outage was resolved within a few hours.
Much of Bluesky’s future success will depend on whether it can sustain new growth and retain the interest of all its new users. Themes also saw an initial spike in new users, only for it to drop off before eventually rebounding.
Although Bluesky looks a bit like Threads or X, it’s a completely different type of platform and part of a growing movement. social media. According to Graber, its open source protocol works as a “permanently open” API, and the site already has dozens of developers building their own experiences. Bluesky also offers more customization features for users and the ability to choose your own content moderation settings.