Instagram users will be able to keep their username and follow the same account on the new app.
LONDON, UK – Meta is getting ready to unveil a new app that looks to mimic Twitter – a direct challenge to the social media platform owned by Twitter. Elon Musk.
A listing for the app, called Themes, has surfaced on Apple’s App Store, suggesting it will launch as early as Thursday. It is touted as a “text-based chat app” linked to Instagram, with a listing that showcases a Twitter-like blogging experience.
“Topics are where communities come together to discuss everything, from topics you care about today to what will be trending tomorrow,” it said.
Instagram users will be able to keep their username and follow the same account on the new app, according to the screenshot shown on the App Store listing. Meta declined to comment on the app.
Musk answered “yes” to a tweet from Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey says, “All your Themes belong to us,” along with a screenshot from the App Store privacy section showing what personal information the new Meta app can collect.
The subject could be Musk’s latest headachewho acquired Twitter last year for $44 billion and made changes to the platform that annoyed advertisers and turned users off.
In its latest correction, Twitter said Monday that it will require users to be verified before they can use the TweetDeck online dashboard. The new policy goes into effect after 30 days and appears to be aimed at increasing revenue as users need to pay to verify their accounts according to Musk’s changes.
TweetDeck is popular with companies and news organizations, allowing users to manage multiple Twitter accounts.
Twitter has faced backlash after Musk announced that Twitter has limit the number of tweets a user can see every day – restrictions that the billionaire CEO of Tesla describes as an attempt to prevent unauthorized scraping valuable data.
Musk’s rivalry with Meta Platforms may well end into real life. In an online exchange between Musk and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the two tech billionaires appear to have agreed to a cage-to-cage showdown, though it’s unclear if they’ll actually make it into the ring. or not.