Electronics & Gadgets  

Threads will allow users to automatically share their status, location, battery life and more with friends


Facebook is working on a new messaging app for Instagram called Threads. It will be a companion app for Instagram that will allow users to share personal details such as status, location, speed, battery life and more with their close friends.
According to The Verge, Facebook is currently testing the app internally. On Instagram, users can create a special ‘close friends’ list where they can share their most intimate content rather than having to share it with all their followers. Threads will be taking over the same list of close friends with its features. Along with the above-mentioned details, users will be able to send text, photo, and video messages using the existing creative features on Instagram.
This is the company’s latest venture into exploring new methods to take on Snapchat. Some of the features like sharing your location are already present on Snapchat that also gives users a complete view of the location of all their friends on a map.
The Verge says that Threads looks similar to the existing messaging section on Instagram. Users will be able to view when their friends are online and also watch their stories within the app. There’s also an automatic sharing feature that will constantly update your location, speed, battery life and more details in real-time. Yikes! However, it's an opt-in feature, so maybe it isn’t that alarming. Also, the report says that instead of pointing your exact location, the app will specify whether you’re moving or stationary.
There isn’t any clarity when Threads will be launched. If Facebook doesn’t receive positive feedback through its internal testing, the app could be shelved before launch just like Instagram Direct.



More in Electronics & Gadgets
Diwali 2021: 10 best gift ideas with prices starting as low as Rs 500

Diwali 2021: We have prepared a list of 10 gift ideas to make it easier for you to select the best gift for your dear ones.

Recently posted . 10 views

Explained: What Is Facebook Metaverse, And How Does It Work

Facebook has made an announcement that it will soon be employing 10,000 high-skilled workers in Europe to help build its “metaverse," which it considers ...

Recently posted . 14 views

Facebook planning to change its name as it becomes more than a social ...

Facebook wants to become more than just a social media company and the rebranding may just help it achieve that.

Recently posted . 51 views

Instagram: 5 features to make your account more private

Instagram tips: Here's a look at five features that you can enable right now to make your account more private.  

Recently posted . 84 views

Want to remove unwanted followers on Twitter without blocking them? He...

Micro-blogging site Twitter has started rolling out a new feature "soft block" that would allow any user on the web remove a follower without blocking the...

Recently posted . 150 views

Top 10 Best Projectors in India | TodayIndya

A projector is a device that, through a certain technology, receives a video signal and projects the image by light on a projection screen, showing both still and...

Recently posted . 124 views



Thought of the day

If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission