In the battle of tech titans, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg engaged in a playful exchange, teasing a potential cage fight between them a few weeks back. While their online banter captured attention, Meta, the parent company of Instagram, has secretly preparing for the launch of its new text app, ‘Threads’. It is said to release this Thursday, 6th of July. 

Mark Zuckerberg

As rumoured details about this new app emerge on the internet, anticipation grows for the potential late June release. This article dives into the heated exchange between Musk and Zuckerberg while uncovering the features and possibilities of Instagram’s forthcoming text app.

Elon Musk & Mark Zuckerberg’s Banter

The recent Twitter taunting between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg has escalated to a new level. Musk, never one to shy away from provocative remarks, tweeted about being “up for a cage fight” with Zuckerberg. 

In response, the Meta CEO fired back by posting a screenshot of Musk’s tweet on his Instagram Story, daring him to “send me location.” Although initially perceived as a playful exchange, Meta spokesperson Iska Saric confirmed that Zuckerberg’s response was not a joke. 

Mark's Instagram Story Screenshot

With Musk suggesting a showdown in the “Vegas Octagon” and humorously describing his fighting technique as “The Walrus,” the anticipation for this clash of the titans reaches its peak.

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Elon Musk’s Physical Advantage

Analyzing the physical aspects, Elon Musk, aged 51, holds a significant advantage over the 39-year-old Mark Zuckerberg in terms of sheer size. Musk, having grown up in South Africa, claims to have been involved in “real hard-core street fights” during his youth. 

Elon Musk

On the other hand, Zuckerberg, an aspiring MMA fighter, has already showcased his skills by winning Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. His recent completion of the arduous “Murph Challenge” workout in under 40 minutes demonstrates his dedication and determination. While the outcome of a fight between the two remains uncertain, one thing is clear: it would undoubtedly be one of the most entertaining fights of all time.

Mark Zuckerberg Murph Challenge

The Real Fight: Instagram’s New Text App, Threads

Amidst the Musk-Zuckerberg spectacle, Meta has been engaged in secretive discussions with select creators, providing insights into their upcoming project, ‘Threads’. Designed for creators and public figures, this decentralized social network aims to revolutionize the way individuals interact and share their thoughts. 

Meta New Text App

While there is no confirmed information available online, here are some details (ahem, mainly rumours) that we have uncovered from various discussion threads and newsletters on the internet:

  1. Seamless Integration with Instagram: The ‘Threads’ app is built upon the foundation of Instagram, ensuring compatibility and ease of transition for existing users. A single sign-on with Instagram credentials allows users to sync up with their followers, ensuring a seamless experience. User handles, bios, and verification status will carry over from Instagram, simplifying the migration process.
  1. Centralized Feed with Enhanced Posting Features: The ‘Threads’ app will feature a centralized feed, showcasing followers and recommended content. Users will be able to post text updates of up to 500 characters, encouraging concise yet impactful messages. Additionally, attachments such as links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes in length will be supported. Engagements such as likes, replies, and reposts will enable creators to connect with their audience effectively.
  2. Creator Controls and Account Safety: To empower creators, the ‘Threads’ app will provide robust control options. Users can manage replies and mentions, effortlessly block or report spam, and carry over block lists from their Instagram accounts. Moreover, the app will support 2-factor authentication, ensuring enhanced security. Meta will enforce the same community guidelines as Instagram, promoting a safe and inclusive environment.

As the playful exchange between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg continues to captivate attention, Meta’s upcoming ‘Threads’ text app is quietly preparing for its grand debut. With the potential late June release, creators and public figures can look forward to a decentralized social network that seamlessly integrates with Instagram and offers enhanced posting features and account controls. 

While the outcome of the hypothetical Musk-Zuckerberg cage fight remains uncertain, the anticipation surrounding these tech billionaires’ clash only adds to the excitement. Stay tuned for more updates as these two larger-than-life personalities keep us entertained while the world eagerly awaits Instagram’s new text app.