Twitter get ready. Instagram Launches Threads Alternative This Week

Meta, formerly Facebook, has much of the dominance of social networks. With the consolidation of Facebook and Instagram, it is preparing to enter a new field. It will launch a new Instagram app called Threads. It sounds confusing, but it’s not.

Although Meta calls it “an Instagram app”, Threads It will be a new alternative to Twitter. Judging by the images shared on the App Store, users will be able to log in from Instagram and thus keep their username. In addition, you can also find your followers and other account information there.

Official thread images
Official thread images

The threads will be similar to Twitter but linked from Instagram

This social network is described as the Instagram application for text-based conversations. It is already pre-listed in the App Store in the United States, with a launch announced for this Thursday, July 6. It was also included in the Google Play Store, although in this case without an announced launch. However, it should not arrive in Portugal yet.

“Threads is where communities come together to talk about everything from the topics you care about today to what’s hot tomorrow. No matter what your interests are, you can follow and connect with your favorite content creators and others with the same passions, or build a loyal audience to share your ideas, opinions, and creativity with the world.” application description.

Threads

This application will have an interface similar to that of Instagram, but also with some inspiration from Twitter. There, users will be able to write posts, add images, and like or share others’ posts. As stated, Meta will use the social networking protocol used by Mastodon, ActivityPub.

This social network could not find a better time for Meta. Since Elon Musk took over Twitter, instability on the platform has been recurring. And in recent days more restrictions have been announced on the social network. There are several users looking for alternatives, such as Mastodon or BlueSky (from one of the original founders of Twitter). The threads will be another alternative.

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