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Meta Is Reportedly Developing A Decentralized Social Network To Rival Twitter

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, is reportedly developing a decentralized, text-based social network, known internally as Project P92, which may pose a competitive threat to Twitter. The platform is expected to be a stand-alone app where users can log in using their Instagram credentials. The development of such a platform could attract Twitter users seeking alternatives following changes in the site’s policies after Tesla CEO Elon Musk took over. Tech newsletter Platformer first reported on the development of the P92 project.


A Meta spokesperson confirmed the plans, saying the company is exploring a new social network for sharing text updates that could provide a separate space for creators and public figures to share timely updates about their interests. The project is led by Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, and marks Meta’s expansion beyond Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. 


Decentralized social networks have gained traction as they rely on a uniform protocol used by individual servers, avoiding centralized control of content and possible censorship. It still needs to be made clear how long Meta has been working on P92 or if the company has started developing it. A source familiar with the matter said the idea is still a ‘work-in-progress,’ according to Moneycontrol. Meta is also looking into integrating P92 with existing social networks such as Twitter or Mastodon, relying on a protocol called ActivityPub, the report added.