Threads is the name of yet another messaging service being developed by Facebook, which already has the very popular WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger platforms in its stable. Threads messaging service has already been developed and is currently under testing; however, the exact date of its launch is not known.
Reports suggest this would be used by Facebook as a closed messaging application for people to share more personal details with their friends and others. WhatsApp already permits chat groups that can be formed within family members etc. Threads may try and limit this to individuals who are even closer. One can share oneâ€™s location etc. in this messaging service, people in the know claim.
It has also been reported that Threads will also enjoy end-to-end encryption keeping the security of the individuals in consideration. WhatsApp allows you to send text and multimedia messages while Instagram has a storyboard format where you can share photos and videos along with text. Both these apps are quite popular among the public across the world and boasts of a vast membership base.
There is some element of integration seen between Facebook Messenger and Instagram already. WhatsApp is still operated as a totally separate service.
There is now a claim that Facebook may want to bring all the messaging services into a single umbrella allowing seamless navigation across the messaging services based on the choice of the users.
It may not be out of place here to mention that Instagram tried developing a messaging service called Direct which was launched even in a limited geography. Facebook however allowed the service to die an unnatural death following negative feedback from the Instagram users.
It remains to be seen how much smartphone users take to the new messaging service Threads as and when it is launched.