Meta’s Twitter competitor, Threads, launches on July sixth

Meta’s Twitter competitor, Threads, is anticipated to launch on July sixth, in accordance the App Retailer itemizing for the app. Threads had confirmed up on Google Play on Saturday with screenshots and a few preliminary particulars, and an inventory I noticed on Google Play didn’t have a launch date, so this date from the App Retailer seems to provide us our first official date for once we may be capable to obtain the app.

Right here is the official — and temporary — description of the app, from the App Retailer:

Say extra with Threads — Instagram’s text-based dialog app

Threads is the place communities come collectively to debate the whole lot from the subjects you care about at present to what’ll be trending tomorrow. No matter it’s you’re fascinated about, you may observe and join instantly together with your favourite creators and others who love the identical issues — or construct a loyal following of your individual to share your concepts, opinions and creativity with the world.

The itemizing additionally has what look like the identical screenshots from the Google Play itemizing, displaying that you just’ll be capable to log in together with your Instagram deal with, discover the accounts you observe on Instagram on the brand new app, and submit in an interface that appears quite a bit like many different text-based social media apps. In a companywide assembly, Meta executives additionally shared that the app will combine with the decentralized social media protocol ActivityPub, as reported by my colleague Alex Heath.

Nonetheless, simply because the app is accessible to obtain on July sixth doesn’t assure that you just’ll be capable to leap in and submit. I wouldn’t be shocked if Meta does a gradual rollout of some form for the app, so that you may need to be ready to attend to truly be capable to discover your new non-Twitter dwelling.

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