Twitter is experiencing perhaps one of its biggest collapses with Elon Musk and various platforms are seizing the opportunity to rival Twitter. Meta is one such competitor, unveiling Threads as an alternative. This Twitter rival has now appeared on the Google Play Store, revealing some insights into what the app might offer.
The competitor application that Meta had been developing for years is finally visible. Meta, leveraging Twitter's tumultuous phase, has confirmed that Threads has reached its final development stage. The app's listing on the Google Play Store offers a glimpse into its design and features. Keeping with Meta's traditional design language, Threads seems to retain the Meta spirit in many of its aspects.
Here's the store listing screenshots 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/kBK9OSRhNF— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) July 1, 2023
The design of Threads, which bears a strong resemblance to Instagram, suggests it could be considered an extension of the photo-sharing app. In the initial images, it was mentioned that users could employ their Instagram usernames on the Threads platform, access their Instagram followers, and engage with chats. The application's logo appears to be a nod to the "@" sign that precedes Instagram usernames.
The app's Google Play Store description reads, “Threads is the place where communities come together to talk about the topics you care about today and the topics that will be trending tomorrow. You can follow and connect with the people who make it and other people who love it, or you can become a producer yourself and share your ideas, insights, and creativity with the world.”
In general, Threads seems to be a blend of Facebook and Instagram. The aim is to bring together Facebook and Instagram audiences on the Threads platform for public conversations, akin to Twitter. However, it remains unclear whether features like Twitter's chat rooms will be incorporated into Threads.