Facebook announced it has launched a messaging app within Instagram designed to allow users to connect with friends while respecting their privacy. Threads lets users share messages within their close friends lists. Should a user opt in to the Auto Status feature, they will be able to share information, such as their current location and battery life. Threads will inform users what information will be shared before Auto Status goes into effect. “Auto Status will not share your precise location with your friends, and when Threads sends location information to our server to look up locations, it’s not stored there — this information is only stored on your device for a limited time,” Instagram Head of Policy Karina Newton wrote in a blog post.
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