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Meta presents Threads, its new app to compete with Twitter

Meta is developing a decentralized social network to compete with Twitter

Goal presents Threadshis new ‘microblogging’ app designed for «share ideas and trends with text«, with which it intends to become the main competitor of Twitter. The new social network is now available in more than 100 countries for users with iOS and Android smartphonesas announced Adam Mosseri, director of instagramthrough a publication on this social network.

According to the creators, Threads is an application where «communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’s trending tomorrow«, so you can share ideas, opinions and creativity through text publications. Likewise, it allows users to follow and connect directly with their favorite creators, as well as with other users with whom they share tastes.

This is how Threads works

Threads It has an interface very similar to that of Twitter and its operation is also the same. That is, you can create short text postsin which conversion threads can be developed and limit who responds to said publications, he explained instagram in a release on his blog. In addition, they stand out, although Threads is a completely independent app, it is related to Instagram. So much so, that to navigate through it, the same user account is used as in said social network. In fact, the same username and profile photo are used.

Based on it, Threads has an option that allows users to automatically follow the same accounts that they previously followed on Instagram. In the event that any of these accounts are not yet in Threads, they will be shown as pending to join and, in the event that they are private, a follow-up request will be sent to them. In the same way, users with a private profile can also configure if their Instagram followers can also follow them in Threads automatically or if, on the contrary, only some specific accounts can. As for users under the age of 16, they will have a default private profile.

According to the statement, users will be able to create text posts up to 500 characters and include links, photos and videos up to 5 minutes long. Thus, the main ‘feed’ will consist of threads published by the accounts that are followed and recommended content from new creators.

Likewise, the platform has detailed that a Threads publication can be “easily” shared in Instagram stories or as a link on any other platform. Another feature is that users can also control who can mention or reply to them within the app. Also, just like on Instagram, you can add hidden words to filter responses to threads that contain those specific words.

The mechanics of blocking, restricting or reporting profiles are also similar. In fact, accounts that are blocked on Instagram will also be automatically blocked on Threads. The creators claim that Threads follows all Instagram Community Guidelines about the content and interactions in the application, in order to maintain security and privacy. The creators have ensured that they are working on making Threads compatible with ActivityPubthe open social networking protocol established by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This will make Threads able to connect to other decentralized apps like Mastodon and WordPress.

At the moment, it will not be available in the EU

For the moment, the citizens of the European Union (EU) will have to wait for the arrival of Threads. As revealed to Bloomberg sources close to the matter, Goal is waiting for more information about the Digital Markets Law and the new EU competition rules. As he has assured the aforementioned medium Graham Doyle, Spokesperson for the Irish Data Protection CommissionWe have been informed by Meta that they have no plans to roll out the service in the EU at this time.«.

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