See how to delete your Threads account without deleting your Instagram account
Do you know you can delete your threads account without deleting your instagram account? Yes Meta’s threads is already a sensation, at over 30 million accounts and over 95 million posts since its launch more than 5 days ago. So this post will show you how to delete your threads account without deleting your instagram account. See more below.
Threads is also a very Meta creation. That is a clone of a social network built into one of Meta’s app. Yes, threads is a separate download, but it uses the backbone of instagram. You rely on the same account to get into threads, and you can automatically follow the same people once they get on the twitter-like platform.
But it’s also incredibly, very Meta to tie Threads to Instagram in such a manner that you can’t delete the former without also removing the latter. Thankfully, there is a way to deal with the matter. And Instagram is working to fix the problem.
Threads success couldn’t be possible without Elon Musk having slowly ruined twitter for the better part of the year. Also, Meta was smart to leverage its Instagram base of over a billion users to create threads. That’s how you get to 30 million users in less than a day.
No matter how bad things might be at Twitter, I doubt Meta would have achieved the same historic milestone by starting from scratch. It’s actually installing a process by convincing someone to create an account by themselves. Whereas threads simply moves your Instagram credentials over.
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And Meta’s next quest is to turn Threads into a product that is alive. Like Twitter. We will need a few more months to see whether threads is a success or not. Any wrong move from Musk’s Twitter will certainly help with that.
How to delete your Threads account
I think Meta is making it impossible to delete your Threads account without also deleting your Instagram account, which is an old-school Facebook strategy.
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri signal about deleting threads account on one his post on threads. He acknowledge questions about deleting threads account and explain how you can do so. More interestingly, he said that Instagram is looking to let you delete your Threads account separately:
“I have been getting some questions about deleting your account. To clarify, you can deactivate your Threads account, which hides your threads profile and content, you can set your profile to private, and you can delete individual Thread posts all without deleting Instagram account”.
Until then, you can delete or deactivate your Threads account like this. Before you start, you can delete all your Threads posts if you so desire. Combining the two actions ensures there is nothing left on your Threads account. It is as if you never activated it. Then, when and if Instagram lets you delete it, you will be able to do so.
Also, deactivating your Threads account means you can reactivate it at any point down the road, especially if Threads does turn into Twitter replacement that most people will use. Threads currently have 100 million users.
Lastly, there is one other way to deal with the whole matter. You can create a new Instagram login and use it solely for Threads access. That way, each social network has a different login, and you can delete your Threads account without impacting your main Instagram account.