In an attempt to compete with Elon Musk’s Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, plans to develop its own text-based, decentralized social media platform. Can Mark Zuckerberg’s P92 compete with Elon Musk’s twitter? Here are all the details of the upcoming Twitter competitor.
According to reports, the upcoming standalone text-based content app P92 will support ActivityPub, the decentralized social networking protocol that underpins Mastodon, a competitor to Twitter that saw a rise in users after Elon Musk, the current CEO of Twitter, bought the business last October.
Since Musk took control of Twitter, there has been a surge in activity among technology companies and startups in the social networking space, with the debut of Mastodon and several competing platforms like Post.news and T2.
Users will be able to register and enter in to the new Meta app using their Instagram credentials because it will bear the Instagram logo. Given Meta’s tendency for stealing concepts (Reels, Stories, etc.) and the recent rise in popularity of decentralized Twitter alternatives like Mastodon, this is not unexpected.
The breaking news has since been verified by a Meta spokesperson. They stated in a release, “We’re exploring a standalone decentralized social network for exchanging text updates. “We think there is a need for a dedicated area where public figures and creators can share timely updates about their interests.”
In addition to adhering to Instagram’s existing privacy guidelines, the new app will also have additional privacy guidelines and terms of service that are focused on cross-app data sharing.