Instagram’s latest assault on Snapchat is a messaging app called Threads

Facebook is developing a new messaging application called Threads that is intended to promote constant and intimate exchange between users and their closest friends, The Verge has learned. Threads, which is designed as a complementary application for Instagram, invites users to automatically share their location, speed and battery life with their friends, along with more typical text, photo and video messages using Instagram's creative tools. The application, which is designed to share with your list of "close friends" on Instagram, is now being tested internally on Facebook.

Instagram declined to comment.

In May, Instagram stopped working on Direct, an independent messaging application that had been developing since late 2017. At that time, executives said beta testers were frustrated by having to switch between Instagram and a second application every time they wanted to send a message. But the company has remained interested in building new messaging experiences, executives said. Instagram employees working in messaging were transferred to the Facebook Messenger team earlier this year as part of a broader consolidation between the parent company and its precious acquisition.

A messaging application created around your close friends could be more popular. That is what Snapchat is already today for a healthy part of its users. Reports have indicated that the average Snapchat user spends more time within the application than the average Instagram user. For Facebook and Instagram, which have long coveted Snapchat's strong commitment among younger users, the threads could represent another effort to reduce the appeal of its rivals.

  Illustrated screenshots of Threads, a new Facebook and Instagram messaging application

Illustrated screenshots of Threads, a new Facebook and Instagram messaging application
The Threads work logo, a new Facebook and Instagram messaging application [19659008] Screenshots reviewed by The Verge show an application designed to promote the constant and automatic exchange between users and people on their "close friends" list on Instagram . Choose to share automatically, and the threads will regularly update your status, giving your friends a real-time view of information about your location, speed and more. At the moment, Threads does not show your location in real time; instead, I could say that something like a friend is "on the move," according to sources familiar with the matter.

You can also update your status manually, with statuses that appear in the main feed along with messages. It is the last effort to automate state exchange using mobile phone sensors and state exchange with one touch. (An application called Status tried something similar in 2014, and Danny Trinh's free application took another approach in 2015).

The core of Threads seems to be messaging, and it looks very similar to the existing messaging product within Instagram. Your friends' messages appear in a central source, with a green dot indicating which of your friends are currently active. If your friend has published a story recently, you can also view it from Threads. Threads also has a camera, which you can use to capture photos and videos and send them to your close friends.

It is not clear when the Threads will be launched. Facebook could finish the development before sending the application to the general public, as it did with Direct. But Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in March that he sees private messages as the company's future. The threads seem to represent the company's last effort to realize that vision.

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