Facebook It is developing a new messaging application called "Threads" (Threads) that is intended to promote constant and intimate exchange between users and their closest friends.
Threads, which is designed as a complementary application for Instagram, which invites users to automatically share their location, speed and battery life with their friends, along with more typical text, photo and video messages using the creative tools of Instagram. The application, which is designed to share with your list of "close friends" in Instagram, and for now it is being tested internally in Facebook.
This application is following the steps of Snapchat, which is now an important part of its users. Reports have indicated that the average Snapchat user spends more time within the application than the average user of Instagram.
For Facebook and Instagram, which have long coveted Snapchat's strong commitment among younger users, Threads could represent another effort to reduce the appeal of its rival.
The screenshots reviewed by The Verge show an application designed to promote constant and automatic exchange between users and people on their "close friends" list in Instagram.
It is a tool intended for those who choose to share their day to day automatically, and the threads will regularly update their status, giving their friends a real-time view of information about their location, speed and more. At the moment, Threads does not show your location in real time; instead, I could say that something like a friend is "on the move," according to sources familiar with the matter.
You can also update your status manually, with statuses that appear in the main feed along with messages. It is the last effort to automate state exchange using mobile phone sensors and state exchange with one touch.
The core of Threads seems to be messaging, and it looks very similar to the existing messaging product within Instagram. Your friends' messages appear in a central source, with a green dot indicating which of your friends are currently active. If your friend has published a story recently, you can also view it from Threads. Threads also has a camera, which you can use to capture photos and videos and send them to your close friends.
It is not clear when threads could be launched. Facebook You could finish the development before sending the application to the general public, as you did with Direct. But the CEO of FacebookMark Zuckerberg said in March that he sees private messages as the company's future. Threads seems to represent the company's latest effort to realize that vision. With information from The Verge.