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Facebook is reportedly building a new messaging app for Instagram in its latest assault on Snapchat

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Facebook is testing a new messaging app for Instagram, according to The Verge.

"Threads" is designed to promote constant, intimate sharing between users and their closest friends.

It functions in a similar way to Snapchat — users can send text, photo, or video messages to friends and share live updates on their location.

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According to a new report from The Verge, Facebook is currently testing a new app that's designed "to promote constant, intimate sharing between users and their closest friends."

Known as "Threads," the standalone app works in collaboration with Instagram - users can send text, photo, or video messages to friends, as well as live updates on their location, speed, and battery life.

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