Threads, Instagram’s alternative to Twitter, has gained global popularity, but is currently only available as a mobile app for iOS and Android.
Unfortunately, there is no web version available. However, Windows 11 users can still enjoy Threads on their desktops with the help of the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA).
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the process of accessing Threads on your Windows 11 desktop.
Step 1: Install the Amazon Appstore and Windows Subsystem for Android
Install the Amazon Appstore and Windows Subsystem for Android To begin, the Windows Subsystem for Android needs to be installed.
When you install the Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store, the Windows Subsystem for Android will be automatically installed in the background.
The Amazon Appstore will then appear in the Windows 11 Start menu, providing access to a catalog of Android apps.
Step 2: Install the WSATools App
Next, head over to the Microsoft Store and search for the WSATools APK Installer. Download and install this app, as it will be crucial for the installation process.
Step 3: Enable Developer Mode in WSA
Launch the Windows Subsystem for Android on your PC. Access the sidebar and select “Advanced settings.” Toggle on the “Developer Mode” option to enable it.
Step 4: Obtain the Threads APK file
Obtain the Threads APK File To install Threads, you need the Threads APK file.
Download it from a reputable third-party source such as APKMirror. Ensure that you download the latest x86_64 version of the Threads APK.
Step 5: Install Threads on Your Desktop
Open WSATools and follow the prompts. If it’s your first time using the tool, you may need to install Android ADB tools.
WSATools will guide you through the installation process. Once everything is set up, select the location of the downloaded Threads APK and click on the “Install” button.
The installation will be completed shortly.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Threads on your Windows 11 desktop using the Windows Subsystem for Android.
You can now find Threads in your Start Menu and enjoy the convenience of accessing Instagram’s messaging platform right from your PC. If you encounter any issues or require further assistance, feel free to leave a comment, and we will be happy to help you.
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