Meta’s Threads has emerged as the latest social media platform to garner the attention of the world. Threads seamlessly integrates your Instagram account allowing you to sync your profile and followers. This also means that you can only delete your Threads account by deleting your Instagram account as well – at least for now.
However, Threads isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, and you might be wondering how to exit without sacrificing your Instagram account. This article will guide you through the process of deleting threads without losing your Instagram account.
Can Your Threads Account be Deleted?
Short answer: Yes, you can delete your Threads account. But here’s the catch – as stated before it requires deleting your Instagram account. Threads and Instagram are tightly linked, making it impossible remove an account separately from the two apps.
Suppose you no longer wish to keep your Threads account active but don’t want to sever ties with Instagram. In that case, there’s an alternative option – deactivating your Threads account.
How to Deactivate Threads
Deactivating allows you to hide your Threads profile, posts, and interactions until you choose to reactivate it.
It’s important to note that deactivating your Instagram account will also deactivate your Threads account, although the reverse doesn’t affect your Instagram account
- Launch the Threads app on your phone.
- Tap the ‘Profile’ section located in the bottom toolbar.
- In the top-right corner of the screen, tap the icon to access ‘Settings.’
- Under the settings menu, select ‘Account.’
- Tap the ‘Deactivate profile’ option.
- Confirm your choice by selecting the ‘Deactivate Threads profile’ option.
You have the freedom to reactivate your account at any time, and if in the future the option to delete Threads independently ever emerges, you can reactivate your account and then remove it.
This integration between Threads and Instagram is a strategic move by Meta. Threads allow for a seamless setup process and the ability to follow the same people from your Instagram account effortlessly.