Alessandro Paluzzi, a developer who routinely digs into app code to reveal unreleased options, tweeted early this morning that Meta’s Twitter clone, Thread, had been launched into the Google Play retailer. It seems as if that was a mistake, nonetheless, as a result of the app is nowhere to be discovered now.
Paluzzi included screenshots that confirmed off a number of the UI parts, together with the login display screen, which lets customers check in with their Instagram accounts, and one other display screen with a listing of their adopted accounts from the picture and video web site, to allow them to select who to comply with on Threads. Take a look at the screenshots on this gallery:
It’s not stunning that Threads appears to be like… lots like Twitter. From the screenshots, a brand new put up will present character counts, with a little bit paperclip for attaching no matter it’s Threads will allow you to connect to posts. When viewing posts, there are acquainted icons for liking, reposting, replying to, and sharing them, and consumer photographs are little circles. Instagram’s Twitter-like blue checkmarks are even there.
Threads has been in growth at Meta since January below the identify “Challenge 92.” The Verge confirmed the identify and bought a primary actual take a look at the app primarily based on an inner companywide assembly the place Meta chief product officer Chris Cox, whereas previewing Threads, stated, “We’ve been listening to from creators and public figures who’re focused on having a platform that’s sanely run,” versus Twitter.
That leak served because the catalyst to the cage match we might or might not see between Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Elon Musk. When phrase of Cox’s assertion reached Musk, he tweeted that he was “up for a cage match” if Zuckerberg agreed. The Zuck did, and now hypothesis is rampant about whether or not or not that will really occur.
Meta has not introduced an official launch date for the app, nevertheless it displaying up on the Google Play retailer possible means a launch is imminent. We’ve reached out to Meta for remark.
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