Plans for a forthcoming app that will be similar to Twitter were published by Meta.Even though there isn’t a set date for the rollout just yet, some people think it could happen as soon as the month of June comes to a close. The IT giant plans to implement it very soon.Meta has released personnel blueprints for a text-based social network that is supposed to compete with Twitter. This news comes at a time when the world believed that the prospect of another social media platform could not be likely.
It is possible that users will be able to follow accounts on Instagram that they are already following on Meta’s photo-sharing service. In addition to this, it may make it possible for them to get followers through decentralised networks such as Mastodon.According to information obtained from a representative of Meta, the BBC was able to confirm that the platform was in the process of being constructed.They stated, “We are investigating the possibility of developing a stand-alone, decentralised social network for the sharing of text updates.”
“We believe there’s an opportunity for a separate space where creators and public figures can share timely updates about their interests,” they continued. “We believe there’s an opportunity for a separate space.”Chris Cox, who serves as chief product officer for Meta, has stated that the platform is currently undergoing development. Even though there is not yet a set timetable for its rollout, the IT giant anticipates doing so in the near future. There are many who believe that it could take place as soon as the month of June comes to a close.
Screenshots of a new platform that is similar to Twitter have been made public by sources within the firm.In addition, P92, which is the working moniker for the text-based network that is now under construction, has the potential to become a greater competitor to Twitter owned by Elon Musk than either BlueSky or Mastodon.Even if both have attracted users who are bored with Twitter, it can be difficult to build a community from the ground up on a new social network.Despite this, Instagram has a significant number of users. Even if its stats are no longer verifiable, Meta claims to have about two billion users, which is far more than the reported 300 million users of Twitter.
According to the estimate, even if only 25% of Instagram users are convinced to embrace P92, it will swiftly exceed its more established competitor in size.In spite of the fact that Meta asserts that it derives “inspiration” from other products, some reviews have a more negative tone: Facebook’s Stories are based on a feature that was first introduced by Snapchat, and Instagram’s reels are frighteningly similar to those found on TikTok.In the past, critics’ posts on Twitter alleged that moderation has been reduced ever since the CEO of Tesla took over, leading to an increased circulation of misinformation. However, Musk maintains that there is now less misinformation being circulated.