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Facebook wants to track your exact location via Instagram

Facebook wants to track your exact location via Instagram”

Threads will now also have your closest friends' Direct conversations in the app, meaning you can message from either within Threads or Instagram Direct, depending on who you would like to interact with.

Instagram also has many interactive features for stories, like polls, join chat, reactions, countdown, etc. Instagram Threads is similar to Snapchat, created to communicate with your close friends on Instagram.

As published by Facebook News, it said over the last few years, we've introduced several new ways to share visually on Instagram and connect with people you care about - from sharing everyday moments on Stories to visual messages on Direct.

"Threads is the fastest way to share a photo or video with your close friends on Instagram", Stein said. I've mentioned this before in previous stories about Facebook, Instagram has become one of my main messaging apps - right up there with iMessage and WhatsApp. For now, you get access to a robust set of camera features borrowed from Facebook's other platforms. However, it doesn't have options for screen filters, unlike other photo messaging apps. That's all part of Mark Zuckerberg's masterplan to make Facebook's family of apps work seamlessly together, and Threads has the potential to be a major part of that.

It's not immediately clear if Facebook also plans to use this data collected from Threads to inform its sophisticated ad-targeting capabilities, and a spokesperson did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for clarification.

For years Facebook has been shamelessly copying Snapchat's most popular features. She says that with the new Threads app, it's apparent that Instagram is looking to convert the younger generation into their ecosystem.

The app opens directly to the camera, which is somewhat familiar to those who have been using Snapchat.

It's also Facebook's latest competitor to Snapchat, which Instagram is fiercely competing against for younger users. You can pick from suggested status updates with emojis, or create your own. You can call your friends from each inbox by using the camera button.

Those who don't want to bother typing in a Threads status all the time can turn on the "auto status" feature instead. So, for instance, it might use your location to show your friends you're " Out to dinner", or if you're running, that you're " On the move". Of course, only your close friends will see your status. This allows the app to refresh users' statuses throughout the day as they go about their lives.

Threads described us as "chilling", for example, after we left the iPhone static on the desk, and stuck a little sofa emoji on our profile picture.



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