Reportedly, Facebook is developing a new messaging app called Threads, it will be tied to our Instagram account and is meant to promote constant, intimate sharing between users and their closest friends. The app is designed to be a companion app which automatically invites users to share their location, speed, and battery life with friends, along with more typical text, photo, and video messages using Instagram’s creative tools.
Too, the app is designed for sharing all the information with your close friends’ list on Instagram, are nor being tested internally at Facebook. Previously in May, Instagram ceased work on direct standalone messaging app which has been developing since 2017. At that time, the developers told beta testers were frustrated to switch between Instagram and a second app whenever they want to send a message.
However, the company remained interested in building new messaging experiences, for instance, Instagram employees who work on messaging were moved to the Facebook Messenger team earlier this year. It is a part of broader consolidation between the parent company and its prized purchased. A messaging app built around might be quite famous among your close friends. Some reports have indicated that an average snapchat user spends more time inside the app than the average Instagram user does.
For Facebook and Instagram which has witnessed Snapchat’s strong engagement among younger users. The messaging app Threads could represent another effort to chip away at rival approach, Apart from the automatic sharing, Threads will regularly update your status, giving your friends a real-time view of information about your location, speed, and more. At first, the app will not display your name or your real-time location, instead, it probably says something like a friend is on the move, as per the sources.
You would be able to update your status manually, with status appearing in the main feed along with messages. It is the newest effort to automate status sharing using mobile phone sensors and one-tap status sharing. The core of threads appears to be a messaging tool, one very similar to the existing messaging product inside Instagram. Messages from other users appear in the feed along with a green dot indicating which of your friends are currently active.
If your friend has posted a story recently you could also view it from the inside thread as well. Threads has a camera that you can use to capture photos and videos and send them to your close friends.