Instagram is shutting down its messaging app Threads by the end of 2021. Instagram declared that it would end the service by the end of December, and it will display a notice to Threads users starting from November 23. Threads were launched as a dedicated messaging app for Instagram, just like Facebook’s Messenger with dedicated features, but over time many of its features were introduced to Instagram itself.
Threads was a replacement for Direct, another messaging app of Instagram. Like Direct, Threads also got little support and never built a user base that could reach Instagram’s user base. Instagram also said that they will bring back all the main features of Threads to the Instagram app and they continue to make ways so people can connect better with their close friends on Instagram.