Meta's Twitter Alternative Titled Project 92 Leaked!
June 09, 2023
1 min 44 sec read
If you're tired of how chaotic Twitter has become lately, we've got news for you!
Instagram's Twitter alternative titled "Project 92" was leaked
, showing screenshots of the app's user interface and some other need-to-know details.
Project 92 is the name of the internal report by Meta, but the app may be called "Threads" when it's released.
The leaked screenshot resembles the Instagram interface but without images, which is kind of hard to imagine, but here's what we know so far. Just know that some of this info may change when the app launches.
According to The Verge, this is what the upcoming Twitter competitors may look like
Threads' user interface may have five tabs (icons) at the bottom of the screen, including Home, Search, Create Post, Likes, and Profile.
Posts in the leaked screenshot show that you have the option of liking, commenting, resharing (like retweeting), and direct messaging an account.
You'll be able to see how many replies and likes a post gets and be able to interact with users who are verified or not, but that's not all.
This app is also integrated with ActivityPub, which is a decentralized social media protocol that lets you connect and share things from one social media app to the other, even though they aren't related.
When this app goes live, your Instagram account will automatically be set up with your information so you can use it on other apps like Mastodon (another Twitter alternative).
Celebrities like Oprah, DJ Slime, and even the Dalai Lama are in conversations with the company to join the app when it's released.
And that's all there is to it for right now. But we have some bonus news for you.
WhatsApp just launched Channels, which is also a Twitter-like update feed
that lets you send one-to-many broadcasts through a new "Updates" tab.
Admins of WhatsApp chats can send text, images, videos, stickers, and polls via one-way broadcasts, and their phone numbers and profile pictures won't be shown to followers; the same goes for followers and non-followers.
This Channels community will exist in the Updates tab soon, where you can find accounts to follow and receive updates from them. And all of this will be separate from your chats with friends and family.
In Channels, you could be in the know about sports updates or get the news, etc. It's Twitter without the comments, and WhatsApp will only store the Channel history for 30 days.
It'll be coming soon to the US and UK, but it's live in Colombia and Singapore and may be coming to more countries soon.
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