Google’s Threads messaging app has been steadily gaining popularity in recent months, and one of the most requested features from users has been third-party app support. While Threads currently only allows users to share content from other Google apps, like Photos and Maps, it would be a major boon for the app if it could support third-party apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Twitter.
- Google is “actively exploring” adding third-party app support to Threads
- Third-party app support would allow users to share content from other apps, like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Twitter, directly to Threads
- Google is working with third-party developers to make it easy for them to add support for Threads to their apps
Now, it seems that third-party app support for Threads could be closer to reality than ever before. In a recent interview with XDA Developers, Google’s product manager for Threads, David Smith, said that the company is “actively exploring” adding third-party app support to the app.
Smith didn’t provide any specific timeline for when third-party app support might arrive in Threads, but he did say that the company is “committed to making Threads the best messaging app possible.” He also said that Google is working with third-party developers to make it as easy as possible for them to add support for Threads to their apps.
Significance of Third-Party App Support for Threads:
Third-party app support would be a major boon for Threads for a number of reasons. First, it would allow users to share content from their favorite apps directly to Threads without having to switch apps. This would make it easier to have conversations with friends and family about the things they’re interested in.
Second, third-party app support would make Threads more competitive with other messaging apps, like WhatsApp and Telegram. Both of these apps already offer third-party app support, and it’s one of the features that makes them so popular.
Finally, third-party app support would open up a whole new world of possibilities for Threads. Developers could create new and innovative ways to interact with the app using third-party apps. For example, a developer could create a third-party app that allows users to share their Instagram Stories directly to Threads.
How Third-Party App Support Could Work in Threads:
It’s not yet clear exactly how third-party app support would work in Threads. However, one possibility is that Google would create a new API that would allow developers to add support for Threads to their apps. This would be similar to the way that third-party apps work with other Google apps, like Gmail and Google Maps.
Another possibility is that Google would develop a new type of third-party app that would be specifically designed for Threads. These apps would be able to access Threads’ features and data in a way that is not possible with regular third-party apps.
It’s still too early to say when or if third-party app support will come to Threads. However, the fact that Google is “actively exploring” the possibility is a good sign. Third-party app support would be a major boon for Threads, and it would make the app more competitive with other messaging apps.