The Meta-owned networking platform, Threads, witnessed record-breaking registrations passing 30 million within the first 24 hours of its launch. However, it is highly likely that a significant number of people signed up without going through the terms and conditions (honestly, neither did we). Once you sign up for the Threads using your Instagram account, there is little you can do to permanently leave the platform without harming your Instagram account. Today we are going to tell you how to deactivate or delete Threads account.
Before you rush to the deletion or deactivation process, here are the key differences between the two:
Deactivating your Threads account will prevent the permanent loss of data. Your username, posts, comments, and likes will be hidden, meaning no one will be able to look you up. This is a temporary process, signing back into your account will let you resume from where you left.
Deleting your Threads account on the other hand is an irreversible process after you pass the 30 days window to reversal. Once the period passes, you lose all the data permanently. Also deleting your Threads account will require you to delete your linked Instagram account permanently, which is not going down well with the masses.
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How to Deactivate your Threads account?
Here is a step-wise guide to deactivating your Threads account:
Step 1: To deactivate your Threads account, go to your profile page and tap on the double-lined menu.
Step 2: Go to Account and select Deactivate Profile.
Step 3: Tap on the Deactivate Threads Profile.
Step 4: Choose Deactivate.
Your Threads account is now deactivated until you decide to come back.
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How to Delete Your Threads Account?
If deactivating the account does not meet your concerns, here is how you can delete it permanently:
Step 1: In your Threads app, tap on the profile icon and then on the double-lined menu.
Step 2: Go to the Accounts Section and select Other Account Settings. This action will take you to the Instagram Account.
Step 3: From here go to Account Settings.
Step 4: Select the Personal Details Option.
Step 5: Choose Account Ownership and Control and select Deactivation or Deletion.
Step 6: Select the Threads account linked with the Instagram account and choose the Delete Account option.
Step 7: Select your reason for deleting your Threads and Instagram account and hit Continue.
Step 8: Select Continue and re-enter your account password.
Step 9: Hit Continue and then choose Delete Account.
The deletion process is now in motion.
Again remember, once you do this action, your Threads as well Instagram account will be deleted. There is no way to bring them back. Hence, we suggest deactivating the Threads account till the time Meta/Facebook brings an option to delete the Threads account without deleting your Instagram account.
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