How To Get Rid Of Threads Without Deleting Instagram Account

Blog Summary – In the past deleting your Threads profile meant deleting your Instagram account. But that’s no longer the case now. Here’s how you can delete your Threads account without deleting your Instagram account.

In the age of digital connectivity, the allure of social media often leads us down a path of creating numerous accounts across various platforms. What begins as a desire to stay connected, share experiences, and engage with others can quickly snowball into a clutter of usernames and passwords that we struggle to keep track of. Needless to say, it’s always good to delete accounts that you no longer use. This way you can ensure good cyber hygiene and gain more control over the amount of information that you have put out.

For instance, you might have created a Thread account, just for one, but now wish to remove it. Or, maybe you want to create a new Thread account for some reason. Regardless of the intent, if you had created a Threads account previously and now want to delete it without removing your Instagram account, the below-mentioned guide is for you.

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What Does It Mean To Deactivate Threads Profile?

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Deactivating Threads profile means hiding your profile and its content. By doing this even your likes and followers will not be visible to anyone until and unless you log back in. This is a fairly simple and straightforward process.

What Does It Mean To Delete Threads Profile?

By choosing to delete your Threads profile, all your content, followers, likes, and your profile will be hidden for a matter of 30 days. You’ll have 30 days to decide whether or not you want to delete your Threads profile. If you don’t log back in in this 30-day timeframe, your Threads account will be permanently deleted and you will not be able to recover it.

Will Deactivating or Deleting Threads Have an Impact On Instagram Account?

Whether you choose to deactivate your Threads account or delete it permanently, rest assured that nothing is going to happen to your Instagram account.

What If You Want To Stop Threads Profile From Deleting

When you hit the Delete Threads Profile button you have until 30 days to cancel the action of deleting your account. To stop it, all you have to do is re-login into your Threads account. If you choose to cancel deleting your profile, your content will again become visible.

How To Delete Threads Profile Without Deleting Instagram Account

The steps to delete or deactivate Threads profile are simple and straightforward. Below we’ll go through the step-by-step process –

Step – 1 – Open Threads and tap on your profile icon that you can see in the lower-right corner.

Step – 2 – Tap on the double line icon from the upper-right corner.


Step – 3 – Tap on Account.


Step – 4 – Tap on Deactivate or delete profile.

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Step – 5 – From the bottom, select Deactivate profile or Delete profile.

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Step – 6 – If you choose the Delete Threads Profile option you will have to enter your password one more time before tapping on Delete.

Keep, Delete Or Deactivate – What Would You Do With Your Threads Account?

While the guide deals with deleting or deactivating Threads accounts, do let us know if you wish to keep it. And, if your final decision is to let go of your Threads profile, what is your reason? For more tech-related content – troubleshooting guides, apps, and software reviews, and more, keep reading WeTheGeek. Follow us on social media – FacebookInstagram and YouTube.

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