Facebook is developing a Threads messenger in which users can share content with a list of “close friends” on Instagram.
Threads is being developed as an accompanying application for Instagram, it offers users to automatically share with friends their location, speed, and battery charge information, along with more typical text, photo, and video messages.
Note that Threads is designed for continuous automatic exchange of information between users and people from their list of “close friends” on Instagram. So far, the application does not show real-time geolocation. Instead, there will be status “on the move”, it can be changed manually.
The new application is very similar to Direct. Dialogs appear in the central feed, active users are marked with a green dot. The application will also have a built-in camera with which you can take photos and videos. The launch date of the application is currently unknown, at the moment it is undergoing internal testing on Facebook.