Let’s be clear: we don’t really know what will become of Twitter. After the arrival of Elon Musk, there is no one who recognizes the social network: three quarters of its workers have gone to the street, the blue verified now only means that you pay 8 dollars a month, the platform crashes every few days and the company itself has stopped calling itself Twitter to adopt the name of X Corp.
And, while uncertainty surrounds Twitter, companies such as Substack or Post have taken advantage of the situation to compete with it in order to win over its disgruntled users. A competition that will not stop there, since Meta itself, Mark Zuckerberg‘s company, is developing a new microblogging app.
According to TechCrunch, this new app would be launched this summer and would function as an independent application, although it would be partially integrated into the Instagram app. Those users who have a verification on their Instagram accounts (which can already be purchased for a fee) will keep their blue checks and account information. In addition, their followers will receive a notification to follow them on this new app.
Codenamed “P92”, this new Meta platform would be completely decentralized and will even be interoperable with Mastodon, another of Twitter’s competitors. “We are exploring a standalone decentralized social network for sharing text updates. We believe there is an opportunity for a separate space where creators and public figures can share timely updates about their interests,” Meta told the website Money Control.
The app would use much of Instagram’s account data, such as login credentials and blocked lists, and would apply the same community guidelines. In addition, some sources claim that P92 posts would have a 500-character limit; photos, links and videos up to 5 minutes long could be uploaded; and it would have a feed similar to Twitter and other similar apps, where people could reply, like or share content.
Will this be the end of Twitter?
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