Threads conducts tests to expand post availability on other platforms

Mark Zuckerberg says making Threads interoperable will help content reach more people
A representational image displaying Threads logo on a mobile screen. — Unsplash
A representational image displaying Threads logo on a mobile screen. — Unsplash

Threads, the Meta-owned social media platform, is undergoing tests to determine the availability of posts from its accounts on various platforms, including Mastodon and others utilising the ActivityPub protocol.

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO, revealed this strategic move, emphasising Meta's commitment to making Threads compatible with open and compatible social platforms.

This initiative aligns with Meta's earlier announcement of plans to improve compatibility when Threads was initially launched in July, Reuters reported.

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"Making Threads interoperable will give people more choice over how they interact and it will help content reach more people," Zuckerberg said.

Mastodon, renowned for its user-centric design, stands as a counterpart to Elon Musk's social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter.

Similar to Threads, Mastodon operates on the ActivityPub framework, empowering users to create individualised and independent social media interactions.

"Our plan is to work with ActivityPub to provide you the option to stop using Threads and transfer your content to another service," the company said in July.

As per reports published by international media, Threads captured around 100 million users within just five days after being released. Moreover, the platform is about to be launched in Europe this month.