Meta’s Threads was just recently launched and has already become a very successful social media platform.
Now, it appears that Meta is planning to further enhance the experience by including DMs (Direct Messages) as well.
Instagram Threads To Have DM functionality
In just under a week, Threads managed to gain nearly 100 million users, shattering industry records. It was seen by many as an alternative to Twitter, which has been going through troubles of its own. However, despite being a Twitter-like microblogging platform, Threads has yet to offer certain basic features like DMs. But it appears that the messaging functionality isn’t too far away.
Previously, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri had announced earlier that the company has no plans to roll out DMs anytime soon. However, a leaked document that was found by Business Insider hints at Direct Messaging being one of the features that will be arriving soon.
According to the latest report, the company is also working on a new ‘Trends & Topics’ section along with ‘Improved search’, and ‘Messaging’. The update that brings these features basically offers various improvements for the platform, based on feedback from creators.
So, it is clear that DMs would’ve likely been one of the most requested features. Since it is also under Meta’s umbrella, Threads may also support cross-platform messaging like Instagram, which allows you to message your friends on Messenger. Although, this is still unconfirmed so take this news with a pinch of salt for now.