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.

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However, Instagram clarified the Messenger integration option would not be available in the Threads – when Messenger and Instagram Direct cross-app communication is live.

Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/10/07/instagrams-threads-app-now-lets-you-message-everyone-like-its-direct-app-once-did/