Meta is thinking about starting a possible Twitter rival

The company that owns Facebook disclosed that it was developing a “text sharing” platform. It happens at a time when Elon Musk’s ownership of Twitter is causing unheard-of turmoil.

At a time when Twitter is experiencing unheard-of difficulties, social media giant Meta has revealed it is developing a new “text sharing” platform.

In a statement released late on Friday, Meta—the company that controls Facebook and WhatsApp—confirmed reports that it had begun developing the platform. A separate, decentralized social network for text update sharing was being investigated, according to the statement.

“We believe there’s an opportunity for a separate space where creators and public figures can share timely updates about their interests,” the statement added.

Mastodon, a decentralized social media network that functions somewhat like Twitter, is one of the platforms that the new Meta platform is intended to interact with. Users would then be able to share their messages on other networks thanks to this.

The feature is not available on Twitter. Last December, the platform’s new owner Elon Musk briefly banned Twitter accounts which provided links to other social media platforms.

Other platforms such as Instagram and YouTube also don’t allow such interoperation, as they are designed with strict technological walls.

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