First Look at Meta’s Twitter Rival Application!
In recent months, it was revealed that Meta, the company behind major platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp, would be launching a Twitter-like, text-focused, decentralized platform. Since then, much information has emerged about the platform, including that it will be called “Barcelona” and will be a separate app accessed through Instagram. It was also recently suggested that it could be unveiled this summer. As excitement builds, new details about the app have emerged. Matt Navarra, known for his sharing of mobile app information, has shared a user’s post that offers a first look at the new platform. The image shows that the as-yet-unnamed platform could have a feed that resembles both Twitter and Instagram. It has been suggested that the platform could rival decentralized micro-blogging apps like Mastodon. Other users from existing apps will be able to discover, follow, and engage with profiles and content on the new Instagram-based app. The home page will feature posts from both followed users and recommended content. Users can share posts of up to 500 characters, which is less than the 2,200-character limit on Instagram. The app will also allow video and image sharing. Finally, the app will include security features. Accounts or keywords blocked on Instagram will also be blocked on this platform. Lia Haberman suggests that the app could be released in June. Earlier information from Navarra suggested that features like blue ticks would be transferred from Instagram to the new app. It was also rumored that Instagram followers would receive notifications when users join the new platform. It has also emerged that the company is targeting high-profile users like athletes, comedians, writers, and producers before releasing the app to everyone.