Instagram’s Twitter competitor ‘Threads’ set to launch on July 6

  • Instagram announces its anticipated stand-alone app ‘Threads’, set to directly port the user’s Instagram follower base, which is expected to launch on the US iOS App Store on July 6.
  • Features of the new application include liking, commenting, reposting, and the ability to select audiences for post replies.
  • Speculated to be compatible with the decentralized network ActivityPub, it remains unclear how this will integrate with Instagram’s centralized structure.
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