You Can Finally Delete Your Threads Account Separately from Instagram

Instagram and Threads together

Metas Wires app was introduced earlier this year to compete with the X Platform (formerly known as Twitter). While it was quickly received positively, a major issue that many users had was that you couldn’t delete your Threads profile without also deleting your Instagram. However, Meta has finally decided to listen and make some nice changes regarding account deletion.

Delete Threads account separately from Instagram: details

Adam Missouri, the head of Instagram, announced on the Threads platform that two new changes are coming. The most notable of which is that you can finally, delete your Threads account separately from your Instagram profile.

    Delete or deactivate the Threads account separately from Instagram
Delete or deactivate your Threads account individually (Image courtesy: Meta)

Now, with the new update currently rolling out, you can now delete your Threads account independently. This gives users better control over their online presence on Instagram and Threads. As you can see above, users can choose between deactivating or deleting their profile. In both cases, their Instagram profile will not be affected. To get started on deleting your Threads account, visit Settings > Accounts > Delete or deactivate profile.

There is one more privacy-related change. People can also see the content uploaded on the Threads platform on other Meta social media apps (Facebook & Instagram). This feature gives users a greater overall reach. However, it appears that the Meta team has received feedback on how this should be done manually controlled change given to the users.

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So now, after the latest update, users can find a new privacy setting for their content posted in the Threads app Settings > Privacy. The new option allows users ‘opt out from appearing outside of Threads,” as the update-related comments from IG’s head mention.

Is the new Threads account deletion feature a welcome option for you? It seems like Meta is listening eagerly to the feedback, and it will be interesting to see where X (formerly Twitter) and Threads are in a year. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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