A few weeks ago, we learned that Instagram was working on a copy of Twitter, and the first images of the application had been unveiled. These revealed a social network close to that of the blue bird, which took over the identity of Instagram, but without the images.
Project 92 (its internal name) has finally leaked through new images. According to information collected by The Verge, the app could finally be called ‘Threads’ when it’s released at the end of the yearand take over some Instagram systems such as for account creation.
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Threads looks like one big Instagram comments section
According to The Verge, the new standalone app will be based on Instagram and will integrate with ActivityPub, the decentralized social media protocol. This will theoretically allow users of the new app to take their accounts and followers with them to other apps that support ActivityPub, including Mastodon.
As you can see in the image unearthed by The Verge, the app looks like the comments section of Instagram posts. It will be a full-fledged application, and not an additional tab that could have been found on Facebook or Instagram.
According to a leak from May, several features should be available when the application launches. We expect to be able post 500 character text updates maximum, attach links, photos and videos of a maximum duration of 5 minutesand chat with the community using likes, replies and reposts.
Chris Cox, product manager at Meta, has previously said that celebrities have already signed up to use the app, including DJ Slime, and that he is in talks with other big names, including Oprah and the Dalai Lama. It now remains to be seen if they will accept a partnership with the company, and if they will manage to convince Internet users to try the new application.