Adhering to innovations that deliver enhanced user experience, Instagram has announced a standalone app called “Instagram Threads“. The app basically draws the functionalities of Instagram’s close friends feature from the parent app.
The app allows you to create a list of close friends with whom you can communicate directly while still using Instagram’s tools, such as text, photo/video messages and emoji.
As per Instagram’s blog post, “You can use Threads to message people on your Instagram close friends list and you’ll have a dedicated inbox and notifications just for them.”
The app, like Snapchat, opens directly to the camera and allows you to add shortcuts to the screen, so you can share whatever you are up to in just a couple of taps.
An interesting feature that comes with Instagram Threads is the auto-status feature. The feature when enabled will auto-share relevant information to your close friends. So if you don’t have time to send a photo to your best friend, Threads has got you covered.