The soon-to-be released application will keep up a consolidated feed akin to Twitter, allowing users to access stuff like text, photographs, and videos published by followers and suggested accounts.
A text-based discussion tool to compete with Twitter is purportedly being developed by Meta, the parent company of Instagram. The allegedly stolen screenshots of the app depict a Twitter-like user interface, suggesting a focus on text-based interactions.
The app would reportedly be independent of Instagram but developed on top of its platform. It is intended to be decentralized, giving users more privacy and control. In order to help users reach a wider audience, the app will also be interoperable with other decentralized social media sites like Mastodon.
By launching this text-based application, Meta is indicating that it wants to diversify its product line and enter the social media market. Meta intends to draw users searching for a different experience from what is currently provided by Instagram and other social media platforms by offering a separate platform for text-based conversations.
The soon-to-be released software will keep up a consolidated feed akin to Twitter, allowing users to access stuff like text, photographs, and videos published by followers and suggested accounts. Each text-based post will be limited to 500 characters in length.
Despite operating independently from Instagram, the app that will compete with Twitter will retain creator restrictions and account safety features like blacklisted accounts and keywords.