Instagram Threads, the upcoming Twitter competitor from Meta, will not be launched in the European Union due to privacy concerns, according to Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC).
The development was reported by the Irish Independent, which said the watchdog has been in contact with the social media giant about the new product and confirmed the release won’t extend to the E.U. “at this point.”
Threads is Meta’s answer to Twitter that’s set for launch on July 6, 2023. It’s billed as a “text-based conversation app” that allows Instagram users to “discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’ll be trending tomorrow.”