Threads, Meta’s new social network, is causing a stir all over the world and generating a lot of interest and curiosity. However, in Europe, access to the platform is still prohibited.
For those who follow the latest developments in social media, the name of the anonymous topics is no longer. Launched by Meta, the parent company of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, this app is trying to find a place alongside Twitter. Unfortunately, many European users find themselves unable to access this app as they would like.
Until recently, although the application was not officially available in Europe, resourceful users were able to download it and discover this new social network. The app was up and running and many of you have installed it.
An unpleasant surprise for European users
However, since the morning of July 14, 2023, the app has been experiencing major crashes inside European Union. In response, Meta confirmed that it would block access to the app in Europe.
In a statement to TechcrunchThe company said: “Threads are not currently available in most European countries. We have taken additional steps to temporarily block access to people residing in these countries. Europe remains a very important market for Meta and we hope to supply leads there in the future. “
Themes: European launch delayed due to privacy concerns
This decision stems from privacy concerns with the app. In fact, the European Union has strict regulations on the protection of personal data, in particular with the General Data Protection Regulation (General Data Protection Regulation). constitute these regulations Meta legal and regulatory challenges.
According to Meta, uncertainty about how the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) is responsible for the delay in launch themes in the European Union. In fact, it is a bill aimed at regulating large digital platforms, which will apply to the use of data by a company.
For now, European users will have to wait before they can try it out threads. However, the commitment meta Making the app available in Europe in the future is hopeful.