Instagram is building an app called Threads to share location, battery life, and speed, says report

Instagram builds an accompanying messaging app called Threads that shares location, battery life, and speed with your close friends, reporting claims

  • Threads is being developed as a counterpart to Instagram, says The Verge
  • With the app, users can send photos & video messages and share the location
  • It can serve as a response to Snapchat, with a higher user engagement
  • It is unclear whether the company will market the app
  • Previous efforts by Instagram to build an independent messenger were canceled

Reportedly, Instagram is developing a new app called & # 39; Threads & # 39; which is intended to encourage sharing with your good friends.

According to a report from The Verge & # 39; s Casey Newton, Threads is designed as an associated app on Instagram and allows users to automatically share location, speed and battery life, as well as video, text and photos.

De Verge reports that the app is being tested internally by Facebook.

Instagram is working on a messaging app to make Snapchat compete that can share location, battery life, and more. Stock image


Instagram is working on a messaging app to make Snapchat compete that can share location, battery life, and more. Stock image

Although Instagram already offers instant messages in its app, The Verge suggests that the latest idea could be a concerted effort to claim territory from a competing app for photo and video messages, Snapchat.

Instagram, which has many more users than Snapchat, has made it harder to make progress in user engagement. Snapchat tends to keep its customers in the app longer, especially the younger users.

The main functions of Threads seem to mimic some of the most popular features currently found in Snapchat, including location sharing and battery life.

Both Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, have previously taken over popular Snapchat features, including the & # 39; stories & # 39; feature that allows users to post more temporary, time-based content.


Threads is a messaging app developed by Instagram.

It is reportedly designed to share location, battery, and speed information with close friends.


It mimics various functions that are already available through Snapchat, including the ability to find friends on a map.

Threads marks the next attempt after Instagram to develop a stand-alone messaging app after a similar version was killed in May.

According to screenshots provided to The Verge, Threads will be users in the & # 39; good friends & # 39; the app automatically when they are on & # 39; en route & # 39; are using location services.

The updates are not yet real-time according to sources in The Verge, so they do not offer a step-by-step account, although they can be updated manually.

In his current iteration, Threads appears to be substantially similar to the existing Instagram feature with friends in a central feed that also shows whether or not they are active using a green dot.


Although the app is currently under development, it is unclear whether Instagram will ever release Threads or whether it will eventually lose steam, comparable to other direct messaging companies by the company.

A similar stand-alone messaging that was under development since 2017 was recently dropped by the company after beta testing indicated that users detested the idea of ​​switching between two apps to communicate.

Facebook Thread, Mark Zuckerberg, said in favor of Threads that private messages – including the company's popular WhatsApp – seem to be the future.


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