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Instagram's weird Threads direct messaging app is going away next month

Instagram's weird Threads direct messaging app is going away next month

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What you need to know Instagram's Threads app is shutting down next month. Threads is an app that lets people use Instagram direct messages without using the Instagram app. It's unknown whether anyone will notice. Instagram will shut Threads down next month, according to a new report. Threads, for those unfamiliar, is Instagram's app that gives people access to their direct messages without opening the Instagram app. Threads first debuted a couple of years ago and while some people likely forgot it existed, Instagram didn't — and TechCrunch reports that it will stop being supported by the end of the year. Threads was first introduced in 2019 as a companion app to Instagram shortly after the company shut down its other standalone messaging app, Direct. Instead of focusing solely on the inbox experience, Threads was built as a "camera-first" mobile messager designed to be used for posting status updates and staying in touch with those you designated as your "Close Friends" ...