(CTN News) – On Wednesday, Meta Platforms’ CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the plans for Threads, the microblogging platform.
Zuckerberg revealed that Threads will be undergoing a test to allow posts from its accounts to be available on Mastodon and other platforms that utilize the ActivityPub protocol.
This move is in line with Meta’s previous commitment to ensuring that Threads is compatible with open and interoperable social networks.
Zuckerberg emphasized the importance of this interoperability, stating that it will provide users with more options for interaction and enable their content to reach a wider audience.
Mastodon, known for its decentralized and user-centric structure, is a platform similar to and serves as an alternative to Elon Musk’s social media platform “X” (formerly Twitter).
Operating on the ActivityPub framework, Mastodon empowers users to create independent social media experiences.
In July, Meta had already announced its intention to collaborate with ActivityPub, offering users the ability to switch from Threads to another service while seamlessly transferring their content.
This commitment to interoperability further solidifies Meta’s dedication to providing users with the freedom to choose their preferred social media platforms.
Threads has seen significant success since its launch, with over 100 million sign-ups within just five days. With such rapid growth,
Threads is now preparing for its expansion into Europe, scheduled for December.
This expansion has been widely reported by various media outlets, highlighting the platform’s increasing popularity and global reach.
Overall, Meta’s decision to test the integration of Threads with Mastodon and other ActivityPub-based platforms demonstrates its commitment to creating a more open and interconnected social media landscape.
By allowing users to interact across different platforms, Meta aims to provide a more diverse and inclusive social media experience for its users.