How Instagram is developing another messaging app.
The app will let users share information and status with those on their close friends list.
Instagram is testing another standalone messaging app called “Threads” after it shutdown Direct, a messaging app developed still by Facebook’s Instagram unit.. The app will let users share their status with those on their close friends list.
The app which is being tested by the Facebook Instagram unit will allow Instagram users instantly send message, photos, videos to people on their close friends list. The app will also allow users to share their status- whether they are busy or watching television, their location and even battery life with those on their close friends list.
The development of “Threads” comes as Facebook looks to spin the messaging function of it’s messenger, whatsApp and Instagram apps letting users of each social network message one another. This is a move, maybe, by Facebook to merge all the services together on a messaging backend.