Since multi-billionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter in October, the influential platform has suffered outages and the withdrawal of advertisers due to a lack of moderation of the content shared.
So far, however, there is no serious alternative to Twitter, so politicians, celebrities and companies from all over the world continue to communicate via the platform.
According to media reports, Meta's new app will use technology that would make it compatible with the niche network Mastodon and other platforms. That would be a clear break with the common practice of the technology giants of keeping platforms like Instagram or YouTube behind technological walls and running them on company servers. Mastodon works via decentralized computer servers, without central management.