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The decentralized social network Instagram is working on, which features a user interface design very similar to Twitter, is intended to compete directly with Twitter and could be ready to launch next month.
Meta has spent months proposing to take over Twitter’s position as a “microblogging” platform, using discounts for some users since tycoon Elon Musk bought the social network. I have been preparing for
The proposal was shared by marketing expert Leah Haberman, who had access to information about the new “app,” which will be integrated into Instagram and consist of a decentralized social network compatible with platforms such as Mastodon.
Specifically, Haberman cites content creators who attended a conference secretly developed by Meta to share details of new applications as sources.
In terms of design, the user interface is reminiscent of Twitter, with the same style of threads for organizing publications. The “Feed” shows the user’s followers and content suggestions.
By being compatible with other decentralized “apps,” users will be able to interact with their profile and publications on Instagram from there. And within this meta social network, the controls established there, such as blocked accounts and hidden words, are maintained.
Haberman said the new “app” is ready enough for the company to consider launching in June.
The first rumors about its existence date back to December, when social media analyst and consultant Matt Navarra revealed Meta’s plans to address the situation posed by Elon Musk, namely a new Instagram “memo”. ” shared about launching the feature, creating a text application. You can use Instagram technology or build a Twitter-like wall into Instagram.
Then, in March of this year, various specialized media outlets reported that the project was led by Instagram head Adam Mosseri based on decentralized standards and focused on textual publishing.