Meta, the parent company of the social media site Facebook, is reportedly working on creating a Twitter alternative. According to the aforementioned sources, Meta is currently in the early phases of building an app with the codename P92 that will allow users to publish text-based updates, which further supports the aforementioned allegation.
The aforementioned software is anticipated to support ActivityPub, a social networking protocol used by Mastodon. In response to these accusations, Meta has acknowledged that the company is developing a decentralized social network. They also said they were investigating a standalone decentralized social network for text update sharing. They asserted that they saw a need for a distinct area where artists and public personalities could communicate timely information about their interests.
Things to Expect in Meta Codename P92
P92 will have the same branding as Instagram, say reliable sources. Additionally, it is said to enable users to sign up and log in using their individual Instagram credentials. Also, if users use their Instagram login on P92, the photo-sharing app’s profile should automatically be updated with their account information. But, following the initial sign-up, “info transfer from Instagram to P92 will be minimal, if not none,” according to the product brief MoneyControl received.
The aforementioned program is anticipated to be decentralized, which means users will be able to build up their own servers and establish their own guidelines for content management. Also, P92 was supposed to enable users to broadcast their posts to people on other servers, although it’s still unclear if this will also enable users to follow one another. As long as the aforementioned app supports ActivityPub, users can anticipate it to be compatible with Mastodon and other decentralized apps that use the protocol.
In addition to these alleged P92 features, Meta has a separate wish list of enhancements for its app. They include but are not limited to, shareable photos and videos, tappable links for postings with previews, and badges of verification. It has not yet been determined whether Meta will charge a price for the aforementioned badges.
Despite the fact that these functions might not be present in the app’s initial release, the aforementioned software would also permit users to post comments and send private messages to one another. The only thing that is certain at this time is that Meta is still debating whether to allow users to share posts as they can on Twitter.