Instagram launches a new messaging app Threads for close friends
They can also turn on Auto Status, which automatically shares little bits of context on where a user is without giving away their coordinates, claims Instagram. Once again only close friends will see the status. Status is an opt-in feature.
Threads will also offer an option for Direct messages from Instagram. According to the blog post, Messages from those on the close friends list will appear in both Threads and Direct. The app will begin rolling out today.