Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is set to launch a web version of its social networking platform Threads next week.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the company plans to go live with a web version of Threads as early as next week. However, the plan is not yet finalized and may change and adjust before launch.
Thread is a text-based platform that allows users to publish threads of up to 500 characters. It also enables sharing of links, photos and videos. Videos can be up to 5 minutes long.
Threads, which made a big splash in the early days and became the fastest app with 100 million users, has slowed down in recent days. Due to the significant decrease in the number of active users, threads have become a big challenge to maintain their users.
The launch of the web version of Threads will make the platform more accessible to users who want to use it from their laptop or desktop. It will also make it easier for users to collaborate on Threads projects with others.
In a recent post on Threads, CEO Adam Mosseri said the company is “working on it!” And they’re using the initial version internally for a week or two. He said there is still work to be done to make the web version available to everyone.
The launch of a web version of Threads is seen as a way for Meta to compete with other text-based social media platforms, such as Twitter. Meta, which has seen its growth slow in recent months, is also hoping to attract more users to Threads.
Whether or not the web version of Thread will be a success will have to wait a while, but the launch is an important step for the platform and could help Meta reach a wider audience.
Deleting a thread account requires deleting an Instagram account
It is important to note that if you create a profile in threads, you will not be able to delete it independently. Threads are linked to Instagram, so you need to delete your Instagram account to delete your Thread account.