With selected creators receiving training on how Instagram’s text-based app, informally dubbed “Barcelona,” would operate, Meta’s Twitter rival is getting closer to being live.
Users are able to sign onto the app with their Instagram credentials and sync their IG followers, and it is intended to function like a massive group chat. Users can submit text updates with a maximum of 500 characters, links, photographs, and videos that are no longer than five minutes, as well as like, reply, and re-post.
It is Meta’s first attempt to create a decentralized network, and the software is being built on a decentralized back end. Before the site is made available to the general public, a number of celebrities and prominent sports figures are also provided early access.
In order to capitalize on this trend, Instagram has rolled out a number of changes, including Broadcast Channels, its one-to-many messaging function, and “Notes,” which allows users to share a discussion starter in a bubble resembling Stories above their Direct inbox.
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Payments integration is part of Elon Musk’s ambition for the app, which will enable more usage options. Suppose Meta can make the app as simple to use as feasible without some of the hassles associated with other decentralized apps. In that case, it might significantly influence when it opens the following month.