Instagram is set to shut down Threads, notice start showing up

Here comes the big news of the popular app Instagram. According to the information, the company will be shutting down its standalone messaging app, Threads, by the end of 2021.

Threads started as a dedicated messaging app for Instagram, similar to Facebook Messenger, with dedicated features and a new interface but over time many of its features were introduced to the main Instagram app.

Threads was a replacement for Direct, another standalone messaging app that was gutted and then incorporated as a tab into Instagram’s main app. An Instagram spokesperson told the publication, “We know that people care about connecting with their close friends, and we’ve seen this, particularly over the past few years with the growth of messaging on Instagram. We’re now focusing our efforts on enhancing how you connect with close friends on Instagram and deprecating the Threads app.”

Instagram also said that they would be bringing all the core features from Threads to the main Instagram app and they will be, “continuing to build ways people can better connect with their close friends on Instagram.”

Starting November 23, all Threads users will start seeing a notice about the imminent shut down by the end of December.


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