The brand new platform known as Threads shall be linked to Instagram – additionally owned by Meta – and is out there for pre-order.
The corporate described it as a “text-based dialog app… the place communities come collectively”.
Screenshots present a dashboard that’s related in look to Twitter.
It’s a direct problem to Elon Musk, who purchased Twitter in October and whose possession of the social media platform has been marked by a sequence of high-profile adjustments.
Final month Fb boss Mark Zuckerberg and Musk agreed to take one another on in a cage battle – though it isn’t clear how critical the proposed battle was.
The brand new app comes after Twitter introduced TweetDeck is to develop into the subsequent a part of the corporate to be restricted to customers who’ve paid for verified standing.
Tweetdeck, which permits customers to handle a number of feeds and searches, will solely by accessible to verified customers in 30 days, in response to a tweet from Twitter Assist on Monday night.
A brand new model of TweetDeck has been made obtainable with the tweet giving directions to replace.
The announcement follows Musk saying two days earlier that customers had been being restricted to studying 600 posts a day.
He stated the restrict, which had been launched “to handle excessive ranges of knowledge scraping & system manipulation”, had been elevated to 1,000 in a while Saturday.
The restrictions may lead to customers being locked out of Twitter for the day after scrolling by a number of hundred tweets.
Verified customers – who’ve paid for a subscription to Twitter Blue or are thought of “notable” – can learn as much as 10,000 posts each day after initially being restricted to six,000.