Meta will attempt to join every social media trend that starts to gain traction. After observing the success of other platforms, the corporation has been observed to mimic a variety of formats, from Stories to brief videos. The business founded by Mark Zuckerberg is currently developing a decentralized text-based app.
In a statement, Meta acknowledged this development but withheld more information on the app’s anticipated release date.
For exchanging text updates, we’re investigating a standalone decentralized social network. We think there is need for a distinct platform where celebrities and producers may provide relevant information about their interests, according to a Meta spokeswoman.
According to Money Control, this brand-new decentralized program, code-named P92, is still being developed. The app would allow users to log in using their Instagram credentials, according to materials reviewed by the newspaper. Those who don’t want to share their data with another Meta app may find this irritating.
According to a Platformer report, Adam Mosseri, the CEO of Instagram, would be in charge of the project. Before the software is made available to the public, the corporation has already enlisted the help of the legal department to identify any potential privacy issues.
Other more applications, including as Tumblr, Flipboard, and Flickr, have added (or intend to implement) support for Activity Pub.
Decentralization, however, is not only a feature of this protocol. Bluesky, a company financed by Jack Dorsey, unveiled its iOS beta last week. The Matrix protocol has also been accepted by messaging services like Rocket. chat. But according to former Twitter developer Blaine Cook, having rival protocols is a good thing, he told TechCrunch last year.
“I believe that both the variety of protocols and the variety of applications created on top of the protocols are crucial. Having said that, I’m certain that Activity Pub and Bluesky will be able to communicate with one another. The only thing impeding, for instance, the integration of Twitter and Facebook’s timeline has been the businesses’ protectionist practices, he pointed out.
It’s crucial to keep in mind that Meta has tried to create innovative apps and experiences, but they haven’t always been successful. It has put an end to efforts like the Next door clone, the anonymous adolescent app honestly, and the Super and Cameo-similar apps in recent years. Communities and couples app Campus, a smart social network for students, offers a video speed dating service. Sparked and the Lasso TikTok clone are just a few examples. Hence, it won’t come as a surprise if the new decentralized experience is discontinued a few years after it launches.