Mark Zuckerberg
Mark ZuckerbergReuters

After more than a decade, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returned to Twitter and tweeted only one picture without any additional content.

The tweet shows two 'Spider-Man' characters looking at each other. It is speculated around the web that the reference is to the social network that Zuckerberg and Meta launched.

The new network, which was launched this morning (Thursday), is intended to compete with Twitter, now under the management of the billionaire Elon Musk.

The network, Threads, allows users to write tweets of up to 500 characters and includes many features similar to Twitter.

The founder of Meta, Mark Zuckerberg, said that within only four hours after the launch of Threads, five million people had already registered and in the coming days the leaders of the new social network hope for tens of millions of new members. Threads has not yet been launched in European countries.

"Keeping the platform friendly will ultimately be the key to success," Zuckerberg said.

When asked if he thought Threads would eventually overtake Twitter in terms of users, Zuckerberg said, "It's going to take some time, but I think there should be a public chat app with more than a billion people. Twitter had a chance to do that, but it didn't. I hope we will do it."

He added that in the coming months, many more features will be added to the new social network, hoping to attract as many users as possible. Although it's a completely separate app, logging into the Threads network will be done using your Instagram username.

The leaders of Meta hope that the recent changes announced by the owner of Twitter, Elon Musk, including a limit on the number of tweets they can view daily, will lead many users to abandon Twitter and switch to the new social network.

Musk himself responded to the launch of the new social network and said that he is not afraid of the competition Zuckerberg has put before him. "It is infinitely better to be attacked by strangers on Twitter than to indulge in the false happiness of Instagram," tweeted Musk.