After Elon Musk finalized his buy of Twitter final October, Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta reportedly began working on a social media platform of its personal, codenamed Mission 92. Throughout a company-wide assembly on Thursday, Meta chief product officer Chris Cox confirmed off a set UI mock-ups to the assembled workers, which had been promptly leaked online.
The undertaking’s existence was first formally confirmed in March when the corporate advised reporters, “We’re exploring a standalone decentralized social community for sharing textual content updates. We imagine there’s a chance for a separate house the place creators and public figures can share well timed updates about their pursuits.” A set of design photos shared internally in May had been leaked on-line as properly.
The brand new platform, which Cox known as “our response to Twitter,” will probably be a standalone program, primarily based on Instagram and integrating ActivityPub, the identical networking protocol that powers Mastodon. The leaked photos embody a shot of the safe register display; the primary feed, which appears suspiciously like Twitter’s present cell app; and the reply display. There isn’t any phrase but on when the app will probably be accessible for public launch.
“We’ve been listening to from creators and public figures who’re taken with having a platform that’s sanely run, that they imagine that they’ll belief and rely on for distribution,” Cox mentioned, per a Verge report. Celebrities together with Oprah and the Dalai Lama have each reportedly been hooked up to the undertaking.