- Meta plans to launch a rival app on Twitter on Thursday.
- This comes after Twitter has experienced user backlash over tweet restrictions.
- Instagram has a history of introducing new features based on the success of other social media companies.
Here’s what we know so far:
What are threads and how do they work?
According to app store screenshots, the interface resembles Twitter, allowing users to like, re-share, and limit who can reply to posts.
However, the app’s listing also states that it may “collect” data such as your health and fitness, financial information, purchases, location, contacts, search and browsing history.
Why is it important?
Hundreds of advertisers have suspended spending on Twitter over perceptions of growing harmful content on the platform, and an internal document seen by Reuters shows the platform’s most active users leaving. It is shown that
Will a thread succeed where other threads have not?
But Instagram already has hundreds of millions of registered users and has a history of introducing new features based on the success of other social media companies.
Meta did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment on the launch of a similar service on the Google Play store. Reuters reached out to Twitter for comment.
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