Meta is encouraged to build its own Twitter as a “decentralized social app”

Meta confirmed the development of a text-based decentralized social application, a variation of what is used on Twitter today


Ever since Elon Musk merged his companies with Twitter , Meta has looked for efficient ways to capitalize on the massive exodus of users caused by the arrival of the Tesla CEO. However, the attempts made were not well received – the Instagram statuses, for example -, and now Mark Zuckerberg ‘s company is considering another challenge: developing a decentralized text-based app. Yes, like Twitter.

According to Platformer reports , a Meta spokesperson has confirmed the development of P92 , the code name for this digital environment that will use Instagram credentials to give users access.

“We are exploring an independent decentralized social network for sharing text updates. We believe there is an opportunity to create a separate space where creators and public figures can share timely updates on their interests,” the spokesperson told the outlet.

This, however, could create a problem for users who do not want to share their data with another Meta app.

Meta insists with an app similar to Twitter

Platformer reports establish that this project will be supervised by Adam Mosseri, CEO of Instagram, but also involves the company’s legal department to avoid problems before the app reaches the public.

The interesting detail is the “decentralized” app label, suggested in the report. This network could be part of a decentralized network of servers to allow access from other instances, a concept called “Fediverso” and that has existed for some time to define an open federation of servers in order to allow connections through standardized protocols.

The protocol on which this new Meta environment would be based would be ActivityPub , based on the management of distributed social networks and supported by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). In fact, Mastodon has implemented the API for this protocol since 2017, and this Meta development would have no problem linking similar services.

Platformer notes that the project is still in its early stages, and does not have a set timeline.