Meta finally lets you leave Threads without any fine print

Now you can delete your Threads account independently from Instagram.

Meta finally lets you leave Threads without any fine print
Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

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When Threads was launched this summer, it took many of us by surprise, as Meta aimed to compete with Twitter. While it offered a compelling alternative, there were certain aspects, such as the conditions for account deletion, that we didn’t like at all.


Luckily, Meta is implementing a way to delete your Threads profile without having to delete your Instagram account as well, which was the major drawback of the social network until now.

You’ll be able to access the new feature from the settings menu under a new section called “Delete or deactivate profile,” according to a post by Instagram’s head, Adam Mosseri. American media outlets caution that this option hasn’t appeared for everyone yet

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A request that users have been asking for the past 5 months

This new option to delete only your Threads profile addresses one of the initial complaints about the app, which currently requires you to register with an Instagram account.

However, shortly after the app’s launch, Mosseri mentioned that the company was “exploring” a way to allow the deletion of a Threads account separately. Right now, you can only deactivate your account, not delete it.

Mosseri also shared that the platform is implementing a way to opt out of having your Threads posts highlighted on Facebook and Instagram. The feature first appeared over the weekend, and Meta introduced it after “hearing feedback that you want more control over the experience,” Mosseri explained.

Meta’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, mentioned last month that Threads has nearly 100 million monthly users. The network’s engineers are delving into the application’s code and have found hints of other updates that could come to the app, such as hashtags and direct messages (DMs).

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Chema Carvajal Sarabia

Journalist specialized in technology, entertainment and video games. Writing about what I'm passionate about (gadgets, games and movies) allows me to stay sane and wake up with a smile on my face when the alarm clock goes off. PS: this is not true 100% of the time.

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