Threads, Meta’s social networking platform, is rumoured to be working on a feature similar to Twitter’s Direct Messaging (DMs). This functionality will allow users to transmit messages privately within the same platform.

Initially, Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri claimed that this feature will not be added to Threads anytime soon. However, a leaked internal Instagram letter obtained by Business Insider indicates that DMs will be “coming soon” to Threads.

The message also hinted at the development of new Threads functionality. Matt Navarra, a social media analyst, confirmed this by tweeting a part of the document. According to the source, the corporation has yet to establish an official timeframe for the rollout of these capabilities on the platform.

The addition of DMs to Threads will allow users to have private chats about sensitive topics that they do not want to discuss publicly. Threads users previously had to resort to different apps for such private chats. It appears that consumers are not using Meta’s other programmes, like as Messenger or Instagram, to meet this demand.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently offered his thoughts on the platform’s future path in a Threads conversation. Zuckerberg emphasised his enthusiasm for the Threads community, despite the fact that it is still in its early phases. He added that Threads’ initial growth was phenomenal, with tens of millions of individuals returning to the network on a daily basis. Threads is on a positive track, exceeding their expectations.

The next critical step for Threads, according to Zuckerberg, is to ensure that millions of users continue to connect with the site on a daily basis. He emphasised the significance of improving the fundamentals and user retention, while admitting that it will take time to stabilise. Once these fundamentals are established, the emphasis will shift to growing the community.

Threads is available in the Apple App Store as well as the Google Play Store. Users can share posts of up to 500 characters in length, as well as links, photographs, and videos of up to 5 minutes in duration.

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