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Instagram Takes a Page from Twitter’s Book with the Upcoming Launch of ‘Threads’

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‘Threads’, which will compete with Twitter, is being developed by Meta, which owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.

Apple’s App Store data in the US shows that the app will launch on July 6 and be available for download.

TechCrunch reports that ‘Threads’ will be linked to Instagram, giving it an advantage over Twitter since it imports followers and following lists directly from Instagram.

Rather than rebuilding a community from scratch, Threads users will already have their existing Instagram circles there, reports Tech Crunch.

There was a description on the App Store that said, “Threads brings communities together to talk about everything from today’s topic to what’s coming up tomorrow.” It doesn’t matter what you’re interested in, you can follow your favorite creators and connect directly with those who share your interests — or you can start your own following so that you can share your ideas, opinions, and creativity.

In spite of being closely related to Instagram, Threads will be its own app. From the App Store listing, we do not know much, but users should be able to like, comment, repost, and share content. According to the App Store pictures, you can also decide who can comment on your posts: everyone, the individuals you follow, or only those you have specifically named.

Using the app, communities can debate various topics and connect with favourite creators.

When Threads launches, it is expected to attract both Instagram users and new ones.

TechCrunch has reported that Meta has encountered difficulties with its side projects. Having discontinued apps like tbh, Super, Neighbourhoods, Tuned, Campus, Sparked and others in the recent past, the company is aiming for success with Threads. Its launch perfectly coincides with Twitter’s troubles, yet users must decide whether or not to let Meta take over another aspect of their social media experience.

As per Verge, Twitter has blocked unregistered users from seeing tweets and imposed rate limits for logged-in users that could block them after reading hundreds or thousands of posts.

Almost immediately after the app began malfunctioning due to scrapers scouring the web for data to feed AI models, the company is also introducing big changes to TweetDeck, a tool widely used by journalists and social media professionals. In roughly a month, TweetDeck will become a paid feature, according to Verge.

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