Instagram owner to launch Twitter rival this Thursday

Meta is launching its new app to rival Twitter and says it will go live on Thursday.

The app, which is called Threads and is available for pre-order on the Apple App Store, will be linked to Instagram.

Screengrabs show a dashboard that looks similar to Twitter. Meta describes Threads as a “text based conversation app”.

The move is the latest in a rivalry between Meta boss Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter owner Elon Musk.

It’s appears from Meta’s Threads app that it will be a free service – and there will be no restrictions on how many posts a user can see.”Threads is where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’ll be trending tomorrow” the description on the App Store says.Pictures show screen grabs from the app, that look almost identical to Twitter.It being a Meta app, Threads will also hoover up data on your phone, including location data, purchases and browsing history.


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