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Facebook is reportedly working on a standalone messaging app that combines the best of Instgram and Snapchat into one. In other words, this companion app to Instagram will enable its users to share content, location, speed, and even battery life with close friends, in addition to standard text / photo / video messages using the service’s filters. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Just like Snapchat, Threads users can automatically send updates to everyone on your “close friends” list, which means they’ll get a real-time view of of your location, speed, etc. However, employees report that the beta only shows “on the move” for now, and not your exact location. This feature will reportedly require one to opt-in and not be automatic. No other information has been released, but we’ll keep you posted.