Instagram is always trying to expand and provide new features. With Threads, a new messaging app, Threads is trying to bring in a way for you to talk with your friends and enjoy your time.
It’s great that they make it easy to talk with your friends and just have fun, and at the same time, you can also share videos, photos, and other content without a problem.
Threads have their own camera that you can use for taking videos and pics, they have no filters. They also added custom shortcuts for close friends if you want, which is very handy. You can take a pic, tap the photo, and then swipe up so you can send this. It’s a very fast process and it works buttery smooth.
Aside from that, there’s also the inbox as well. Here you can talk with your close friends without a problem. You don’t have Instagram contacts, just close friends here, so it’s a rather limited version of the regular inbox.
And lastly, there’s the status screen. They are bringing in that AOL message style status with emojis and so on. It’s a rather clever idea and it allows you to express yourself and talk about all kinds of stuff in any way that you see fit here.
Threads show that Instagram wants to take on other companies, with Snapchat being a clear competitor here. Having a dedicated app for close conversations is great for Instagram, and it makes all the difference.