Threads, Meta’s Twitter competitor, will launch this week

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On July 6, Meta will introduce Threads, a competitor to Twitter. The social networking application is already available for pre-order on the App Store. Android users will also get Threads soon, as evident by an app listing on Google Play. There is a Website for the service as well, but it is not yet equipped with a login page or any other helpful details.

The upcoming Twitter competitor to Meta is officially known as “Threads, an Instagram app,” and as can be seen from the app screenshots, users will be able to sign up using their Instagram accounts and have their username, followers, and other account information automatically migrated. The new social media app has a similar app interface to Instagram and is marketed as “Instagram’s text-based conversation app.”

Posts will come with like, comment, repost, and share options and will offer threads for better user engagement. Users will also be able to add images to their posts. Threads are reportedly using ActivityPub, which is a decentralized social media protocol also used by Mastodon.

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