In a closed meeting held on Thursday, Meta’s chief product officer Chris Cox showcased a set of UI mock-ups of their new social media platform – as an answer to Twitter.
The text-only social media is touted as Project 92 and has no specific date of launch yet. Well, the initial images leaked from the meeting seem the app is almost ready, seeming like Twitter mostly. This new Meta app is termed a decentralized platform and has a few celebrities on its portfolio already.
Meta’s Answer to Twitter
Though Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter created a number of ruckus, it’s steadily settling now. Yet, many on the platform are looking for a better alternative that is sanely run and more steady than the Musk-run Twitter.
In this pursuit, Meta came forward with a plan of creating a new text-focused social media platform that’s decentralized and better run than Twitter. The company confirmed these rumors in March, and the initial images of this new platform have leaked this week!
As per The Verge, Meta held a private meeting with some of its employees on Thursday, showcasing to them a set of UI mock-ups of the upcoming Twitter alternative, codenamed Project 92. Leaked images from this meeting reveal the new platform’s UI similar to Twitter, with relatively very few to no changes.
Meta’s chief product officer Chris Cox said this is “our response to Twitter” and will be a standalone program connecting to Instagram. Further, “We’ve been hearing from creators and public figures who are interested in having a platform that is sanely run, that they believe that they can trust and rely upon for distribution.”
The new platform is touted to use ActivityPub, the same networking protocol that powers Mastodon, another decentralized social media platform. While there’s no news on when this platform will launch, reports note that celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and Dalai Lama are already attached to the project.