New social media platform Threads and its rival Twitter have made headlines over the past two days, and the war seems to have begun between the two short blogging sites to woo users.
After Twitter accused Threads of obtaining information about the platform by former Twitter employees and threatened to file a lawsuit, the two companies began working on adding new features to attract audiences.
According to news agencies, Twitter is testing a new service for its users that allows making voice and video calls, providing new features for users of the application to facilitate their stay in touch with friends.
The new interface, which is still under development, will make it easy to make voice and video calls by clicking on the call icon on the user's direct messages page.
With the launch of this service, Twitter faces great challenges, including changing the traditional behaviors of social media users, as it is difficult for many to turn to Twitter for voice and video calls instead of using other mainstream applications, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Telegram and others.
This new feature of Twitter is in line with the recent developments made by Elon Musk, the site's owner.
But at the same time, Twitter is also testing new restrictions on who can send direct messages, which could limit the service to a limited category of Twitter subscribers who are certified with the blue label and who pay monthly subscriptions for it.
Features for "Threads"
For its part, Meta, which launched the Threads application, plans to add new features to the application, including the ability to edit posts, activate hashtags, move between multiple accounts, see posts from accounts that users follow only, and improve search.
The development team is currently working on other features, such as the Trends section, desktop browser version, integration of the motion picture service, the ability to tag people in photos and videos, in-app translation, and live sharing from Instagram.
Meta had previously announced that the Threads app will support the ActivityPub protocol, which will make the app compatible with other publishing platforms, such as WordPress and Mastodon, and allow publishers to take their followers and content with them if they decide to leave the Threads app.