It is reported that Facebook is developing a new messaging app to help users share more data with their close friends more often. The app, called Threads, is intended to be Instagram’s partner
, reported Monday by The Verge
Threads is intended to share intimate information such as “location, speed and battery life” automatically, as well as other typical social media posts such as pictures and text as reported by The Verge. The app is meant to be used with your Instagram list of “close friends” and is presently being tested on Facebook, the study says. Facebook did not mention a release date for Threads.
Facebook announced plans in January to merge the services of WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram, allowing users to send messages to one another without switching apps. The apps will remain separate, but they’ll be brought together under a single messaging platform or protocol.