Instagram announced Threads: a separate messenger for communicating with close friends

Instagram developers last year introduced the “Close Friends” feature, which allowed sharing

"Stories" with selected subscribers. Today, the company launched a separate messenger for this category of users.

What is known

The app was called Threads and on its maina camera is always displayed on the screen so that users can quickly record something and send to friends. If you do not have a list of close friends, the messenger will offer to create it from your subscribers.

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The main feature of Threads are statuses withemoji. You can install them manually or enable the automatic change function in the settings. By location, the application will set the status for you. For example, if you are at the airport, then the status will be At the airport, if at home - At home, etc. According to the developers, the company will not disclose the exact coordinates of users.

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When to expect

Threads can already be downloaded from the Google Play Store and App Store.