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Your Threads profile can only be deleted by deleting your Instagram account

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Meta’s Twitter rival – Threads – has gained a tremendous number of followers within just hours of its launch. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, also announced that the platform had crossed 10 million sign-ups in its first seven hours. An Instagram account is required to onboard Threads but even if we consider how wildly popular the former is, it’s still surprising to see how quickly the number of followers of the new Twitter-rival are going up.

However, there is one thing that most users probably don’t know about yet: In order to delete your Threads account, you actually need to delete your Instagram account linked to it. Yes, you read that right. If you go looking for an option to delete your Threads profile, there is a ‘Supplemental Privacy Policy,’ in which the parent company states, “You may deactivate your Threads profile at any time, but your Threads profile can only be deleted by deleting your Instagram account.”

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The idea behind this is that a user’s Thread profile is a part of their Instagram account only. Needless to say, a lot of users have been surprised to learn this. For the uninitiated, Threads has been launched by Meta to rival microblogging platform Twitter. Threads has been launched in over 100 countries now and its users are going up constantly.

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It can pose some serious competition to Twitter in the days to come, especially considering that more and more Instagram users are talking about Threads on their Stories too. It should be taken into account that Instagram has more than 2 billion users at this point and this would tremendously help expand Threads’ user base.

Zuckerberg posted on the new platform talking about his vision for Threads, “I think there should be a public conversations app with 1 billion+ people on it. Twitter has had the opportunity to do this but hasn’t nailed it. Hopefully we will.”

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By garnering 10 million users in just seven hours of being launched, Threads has become the fastest growing consumer offering yet.

Read Also: Instagram is working on live captions feature on its platform to be known as “Voice Note” for Threads app

It is interesting to note that the launch of Threads comes at a time when Twitter has been caught in a web of its own unpopular decisions. Just days back, an announcement to restrict views for unregistered users was criticized a lot and prior to that, a move to temporarily limit the number of tweets users can view in a day had caused people to express anger as well as disappointment.

Amid all this, the launch of Threads may seem like a breath of fresh air to a lot of Twitter users unhappy with these decisions.

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