Delete Your Threads Profile and Stay on Instagram – Here's How

Tim Hardwick

When Meta launched Threads in July, one of the complaints users had about the platform was that it was impossible to delete your Threads profile without also deleting your Instagram account.

Until now, the only alternative was to “temporarily” deactivate your Threads profile. This option makes your posts and interactions with other people invisible on the platform, but leaves your posts on Meta servers unless you view them and manually delete them one by one.

Thankfully, Instagram head Adam Mosseri Monday reported that the company is finally doing something to address the issue—it's in the process of implementing a way to delete or deactivate a Threads profile individually while leaving the associated Instagram account untouched.

The following steps will show you how to delete a Threads profile according to Mosseri's instructions.

  1. In the Threads app, tap the profile icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. screen.
  2. Tap the two-line menu icon in the upper right corner of your profile.
  3. Tap Account, then tap Delete or deactivate Profile .
  4. Click Delete profile, then confirm your choice.

If you don't see this option, Deployment hasn't reached you yet, but it's coming soon, so check back in a day or two.

Threads is also rolling out a way for users, Mosseri said. so that their posts in Topics do not appear on Facebook and Instagram. Once the rollout is complete, users will be able to find two options in the Privacy section of the app's settings under the “Suggest Posts to Other Apps” section. Clicking on it will reveal separate toggles for turning off offers on Instagram and Facebook.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said last month during the company's earnings call that Threads now has “just under” 100 million users per month. Since its launch earlier this year, it has added a web app, message search capability, and message editing functionality. However, the app is still not available in the EU because Meta has not yet figured out how to comply with the bloc's rules on digital markets.

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