Designed by Meta* The social network Twitter competitor Threads can be launched on July 6 – this is evident from the description of the corresponding application in the Apple App Store. On Saturday, a card for this software also appeared on Google Play with similar screenshots and descriptions, but it disappeared very soon.
Threads is expected to become a platform where the internet audience can discuss any relevant topic. Users can connect directly with content authors, as well as others with similar interests. You will also have the opportunity to exchange ideas, opinions and creativity, thus gaining fans.
The description of the program states that the user can log in using Instagram credentials*can be found on Instagram accounts of bloggers he follows*as well as post messages in an interface that actually resembles the working environment of Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky and other Twitter clones that have been gaining popularity lately.
According to some reports, Meta was unveiled at a company meeting last month* announced that the Threads service will be integrated with the decentralized social networking protocol ActivityPub. meta representative* also stated that content creators and public figures have already expressed interest in the new social network, which will be “carefully managed”. It is worth remembering that Twitter owner Elon Musk recently challenged the head of Meta* Mark Zuckerberg in connection with the likely launch of his own analogue of the Musk social network.
However, even if the application can be downloaded as early as July 6, this is not a guarantee that the user will be able to start posting immediately. It wouldn’t be surprising if Meta* will initially release a version with limited functionality.
Recent Twitter reforms have caused many to consider switching to other platforms, and while Musk was quick to soften the impact of the news about capping the number of readable tweets, the new policy left a very unfavorable public impression. Additionally, Twitter announced changes to the TweetDeck tool used by many journalists and other social media professionals. The tool will be paid for in about a month. It is known that so many people switched from Twitter to the alternative network Bluesky over the weekend that the service had to stop accepting new members for more than a day due to technical problems.
* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25, 2002 “On Combating Extremists”. has met activity”.