Threads by Meta to Test Compatibility with Mastodon and ActivityPub-Based Platforms


Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta Platforms, announced on Wednesday that Threads, Meta’s microblogging platform, will initiate a test allowing posts from Threads accounts to be accessible on Mastodon and other services using the ActivityPub protocol.

This move aligns with Meta’s earlier commitment, made at Threads’ launch in July, to make the platform compatible with open, interoperable social networks.

Zuckerberg highlighted that enabling interoperability for Threads will offer users more choices in how they interact, and it will expand the reach of content across different platforms.

Mastodon, known for its decentralized and user-driven structure, shares similarities with Threads and serves as an alternative to Elon Musk’s social media platform, formerly known as Twitter and now referred to as “X.”

Mastodon operates on the ActivityPub framework, allowing users to create independent social media experiences. Meta’s plan, as stated in July, is to collaborate with ActivityPub to provide users with the option to transition from Threads and transfer their content to another service.

Threads experienced remarkable success, surpassing 100 million sign-ups within the first five days of its launch. According to media reports, Threads is slated to launch in Europe in December, further expanding its global presence. The compatibility test with Mastodon and ActivityPub-based platforms reflects Meta’s commitment to fostering interoperability and user choice in the evolving landscape of social media.

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