In an attempt to build the next big microblogging platform, they have launched their own proposal that initially appears to be very similar to Twitter.
According to an email shared with a select group of creators, it is expected that this new Meta application will be launched this summer.
This text-based application will function independently but will be partially integrated within Instagram.
Users will retain their verification and Instagram username, and all their followers will receive a notification to follow them on the yet-to-be-named platform.
Meta’s text-based platform will be decentralized and interoperable with Mastodon, which is based on the ActivityPub protocol.
Meta aims to attract high-profile public figures for early access, such as athletes, actors, producers, showrunners, and comedians.
In their note to these creators, Meta acknowledged that Mastodon, Bluesky, and other applications have had an advantage in the race to build the next Twitter.
According to information from TechCrunch, the new Meta application closely resembles Twitter.
This new decentralized application is codenamed P92 or Barcelona, as first reported by MoneyControl, although it is only a temporary or development name, which is likely to be completely different upon launch.
“We are exploring an independent decentralized social network for sharing text updates. We believe there is an opportunity for a separate space where creators and public figures can share timely updates about their interests.”Meta (STATEMENT on the moneycontrol website)
Similar to Twitter and other competing applications, there will be a feed where users can like, reply, or repost content.
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We can only wait and see if part of this information comes to light upon the platform’s launch.