To keep pace with Snapchat, Facebook reportedly works on a new app called "Threads," which allows users to share their status, location, and other information with their closest friends.
The app is designed as follows The Verge is an Instagram companion app designed to allow users to share information with their "close friends" list on Instagram. The app is already tested internally on Facebook, but the company declined to comment for the time being.
Illustrated screenshots of Threads, the new messaging app from Facebook and Instagram, have already been sourced from the media. Although they were not captured in the app, some of the features are visible, such as: For example, auto-sharing between users and people on the "close friends" list on Instagram.
Users can opt for auto-sharing The app updates the status of the user who shares information such as location, speed, and more with their friends. Apparently, Facebook has chosen No for the app to share your current location in real time. Instead, your friends are informed that you are on the road.
There is also an option that allows thread users to update their status manually. However, sharing information is only a minor aspect as the core of the app remains messaging. All messages from friends are displayed in a central feed, and green dots are displayed indicating which of your friends are active.
If one of your friends posts a story on Instagram, you can view it in threads. In addition, the app has a camera that allows users to take pictures and videos that can be sent to close friends.
Unfortunately, it is not clear when and if Facebook actually releases threads to the general public. The internal tests should determine if the app is useful or not. So it will be some time before we hear about it again. or not.