Meta is all set to launch its Twitter killer, Threads, accessible now for pre-download on the iOS App Retailer, with a launch date of July 6 for iOS and Android.
Meta’s reply to Twitter’s dwindling relevance, Threads, is ready to launch on July 6. A webpage for the service is now reside with a launch countdown and a QR code that redirects to the app’s obtain hyperlinks. The app is now accessible to pre-download on the iOS App Retailer, whereas the QR code directing to the Android hyperlink is coming quickly.
Screenshots of the app on the App Retailer present that Threads will allow you to routinely comply with the identical accounts you comply with on Instagram, with the choice to comply with particular person Thread accounts too.
“Threads is the place communities come collectively to debate every part from the matters you care about immediately to what’ll be trending tomorrow,” reads the app’s description.
The interface just isn’t in contrast to Instagram’s feed however focuses on textual content and threaded conversations a la Twitter as an alternative of Instagram’s give attention to pictures. Customers can select who can reply to their posts, starting from anybody on the Threads platform to the profiles they comply with or solely customers talked about within the publish, with the tip aim of getting an expertise that intently mimics a pre-Elon Musk-owned Twitter.
Beforehand, it was revealed that Threads may combine with the decentralized ActivityPub protocol, which may probably enable customers to switch their accounts and followers to platforms equivalent to Mastodon. That would show useful on condition that many customers who’ve already left Twitter have flocked to Mastodon as a replacement.
Meta’s timing for a Twitter-like various couldn’t be higher, because the Musk-operated platform has undergone a number of modifications over the previous few months which have confirmed unpopular with customers, together with an overhaul to the platform’s verification course of and a heavily-imposed restrict on the variety of tweets customers can learn.