Can you delete your Instagram Threads account?

Can you delete your Instagram Threads account? - picture of a smartphone homescreen

Can you delete your Instagram Threads account? - picture of a smartphone homescreen

If you have signed up for Instagram Threads but found that it doesn't quite meet your expectations, you may be wondering: Can you delete your Instagram Threads account?

The Instagram Threads user count has surpassed a staggering 100 million users. Yet, amidst its soaring popularity, a growing number of individuals are contemplating their departure from the platform because of the strict NSFW policy and a multitude of other personal reasons.

In this comprehensive guide, we will address this very question and provide you with all the necessary information to take control of your digital footprint.

Can you delete the Instagram Threads account?

Currently, there is no option to delete your Instagram Threads account separately. To delete your Threads account, you must delete your Instagram account since the two are interconnected.

However, Instagram head Adam Mosseri said they are "looking into a way to delete your Threads account separately." We can anticipate that Instagram will roll out the feature to delete Threads accounts separately soon.

In the meantime, if you wish to remove your presence from Threads, you have the option to deactivate your Threads account and delete the Threads app from your device.

It is worth mentioning that if you delete the Threads app, it does not delete your Instagram account. So, there is no need to worry about accidentally deleting your entire Instagram account by removing the Threads app.

How to deactivate your Threads account

Although the option to delete your Threads account separately from Instagram is not currently available, deactivation allows you to temporarily suspend your Threads account activity.

Here is how to deactivate your Instagram Threads account:

  • Go to your profile and tap the double dash icon in the top right corner.
  • Select Account > Deactivate profile.
  • Tap Deactivate Threads profile.
  • Confirm your action by tapping Deactivate.

Once you deactivate your Threads account, your account and any interactions you made on posts within the app will no longer be visible. This means that your profile, any comments or likes on posts will be temporarily hidden from other Threads users.

Keep an eye out for future updates and announcements from Instagram regarding the ability to delete Threads accounts separately. Also, make sure you check out the Threads website to access the platform on your desktop.

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