Social media users will soon have another app to share on.
Facebook Inc said it was launching the app "Threads", for its photo-sharing platform Instagram, stepping up the company's social media war with smaller rival Snapchat.
The launch of the app, which like Snapchat and Instagram, is centered around photos, is more focused on keeping users connected with small groups of friends.
Through Threads, users can upload status, share location and battery status with their close friends on Instagram.
Instagram launched "Close Friends" feature in November last year, allowing users to share their stories with a smaller group of people.