Jesse Chen (engineering manager on Threads) and Zahan Malkani (server engineer lead on the Threads app) from the Instagram dev team discuss their launch - growing from a small incubation team to one of the central efforts from inside Meta - and importantly they reaffirm the upcoming support for ActivityPub, in this interview:
“I’m excited for our team to keep shipping features that will improve people’s experience on Threads.
I’m also excited about our commitment to join the Fediverse and support the ActivityPub protocol. At our scale, it’s an incredibly exciting technical and regulatory challenge. Joining the Fediverse and building interoperability with other networks to create a more diverse and thriving public conversation ecosystem is something we remain committed to working towards.”