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Instagram is going to launch a new text-based app, which will be a strong competitor for Twitter. This new app is going to be separate from Instagram but will connect its users through their contacts. The app going to have its debut in June according to the leaked information. There are some screenshots of the app circulating on social media platforms, which feel alike to Twitter. The promotional screenshots were shared by Lia Haberman.
According to Lia Haberman, they are hosting secret meetings with select creators to share details. The text content on the platform will be significantly 500 characters in length, whereas Twitter allows only 280 characters for free users. In the screenshot of the new app, we can see thread replies, like on Twitter. In the new app same to Instagram, you can make your account private and can restrict your followers. More details about the new app will be out very soon.
Lia wrote on Twitter, "Meta’s been briefing creators on its upcoming text-based app - now looking at a possible late June launch. Details are in my newsletter but I’ll list some highlights"
Meta’s been briefing creators on it’s upcoming text-based app — now looking at a possible late June launch.— Lia Haberman (@liahaberman) May 19, 2023
Details are in my newsletter but I’ll list some highlights pic.twitter.com/KYqqXjrRmD
The chaotic takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk has caused Twitteraties to search for an alternative platform. This slight gap for those who are looking for an alternative app in the market will be fulfilled by Instagram’s new app and can end up as a strong competitor for Twitter.