Instagram has recently announced a new update for its Threads app with messaging integration. From now, it will allow full messaging functionality in the app – making it similar to Instagram’s ‘Direct’ app.
Simply put, Threads has become the Direct application with updates options, which allows messaging with anyone. Initially, Threads used to integrate messages from/to “close friends” of the Instagram app. Now, all Instagram messages can be displayed in the app.
However, Instagram clarified the Messenger integration option would not be available in the Threads – when Messenger and Instagram Direct cross-app communication is live.