You know that a social media network really starts to receive attention not when executives say they’ve reached 100 million users, but when memes and nonsensical “challenges” start to go mainstream. The network in question in Threads – which at this point has probably become the de facto service for anyone who wants to no longer pollute themselves with Twitter (or X, or whatever). And the current trend is posting skuomorphic tickets that show how early you made it onto Meta’s platform.
The lower the number, the earlier you’ll be able to get into Threads in the wake of the surprise announcement that Meta is rolling it out sooner than expected. If you want to get in on the game, or can’t remember where the tickets are because you have better things to do, we’ve got you covered. Here’s how to get it, post it, and then ponder the bigger question of what your life has become.
How to find your Threads Ticket
First things first: Grab your phone and open the Threads app.
Step 1: Ignore threads that make fun of Twitter, or announce how someone is leaving Twitter for Threads, or topics about how big Threads has grown. Tap Person icon at the bottom right to open your profile tab.
Step 2: Now tap the two lines icon at the top right to open Arrangement menu.
Step 3: Knock About. (It’s at the bottom of the list, right above Switch Profiles and Log Out. But don’t tap it.)
Step 4: Now tap About your profile.
Step 5: You’ll now see a four-line summary of your profile appear from the bottom. This includes your name and address, when you joined along with your joining number, what country you live in, and if you paid to be verified by Meta, the date of the scheme.
Step 6: This is fine. But you want the tickets so you can show off well and be part of the “I know where to find my tickets club”. So tap Join queue and your ticket will open.
And that’s all. You now have a draw ticket with the same information, as well as a QR code so people can add you. Try to measure it, then take a screenshot (the cool kids record the rotating screen), and post it to Threads.
You know you want it. And when you do, follow your friend Phil.