How to Deactivate or Delete Your Threads Account (2023 Guide)

Meta’s new text-based social media platform, Threads, has been met with some early criticism, as users have discovered that they cannot delete their Threads accounts without also deleting their Instagram accounts.

Instagram currently does not allow users to delete their Threads account without also deleting their Instagram account. This may seem frustrating, especially if you only want to delete Threads and keep your Instagram account. However, there is a workaround that allows you to close your Threads account without deleting your Instagram account.

Deactivating your account will temporarily make your profile, posts, and interactions with other users’ posts invisible to others. You can reactivate your account at any time, and all of your content will be restored.

Continue reading to discover a straightforward six-step process for deactivating your Threads account effortlessly. Alternatively, if you’re seeking guidance on permanently deleting Threads (along with your Instagram account), you can scroll down to the Troubleshooting section of this guide for valuable tips.


What you’ll need: 

  • An iOS or Android device
  • The Threads app

The Simplified Version

  1. Open Threads
  2. Tap the profile icon in the bottom right corner
  3. Tap the two lines in the top right corner
  4. Choose Account
  5. Select Deactivate Profile
  6. Tap Deactivate Threads Profile


How to Delete Threads Account

Step 1: Open Threads

This will take you to the app’s home page.



Step 2: Tap the profile icon

You can find this icon in the bottom right corner.



Step 3: Tap the two lines

You can find this icon in the top right corner.


Step 4: Choose Account

This will take you to your Threads account settings.


Step 5: Select Deactivate Profile

Don’t tap Take A Break as this is a timer that reminds you to step away from the app after spending a certain amount of time scrolling through Threads.


Step 6 :Tap Deactivate Threads Profile

That’s it. You’ve deactivated your Threads account. To delete it permanently, scroll down to the Troubleshooting section of this guide.



How to delete a Threads account completely

It is possible to delete a Threads account permanently. However, doing so will also delete your Instagram account, so we wouldn’t recommend doing so unless you’re happy to permanently close your accounts on both platforms.

To delete your Threads account, just need to open your Instagram account and navigate to the settings tab and delete the account permanently; once it’s done your Threads account will also be deleted permanently.

How to reactivate Threads

To reactivate your Threads account, simply log back into your account using your Instagram username and password.


FAQs about Threads app

Question 1: What is Threads app?

Answer: Threads is a social media app from Meta that allows users to connect with their close friends and family in a more personal and intimate way. It is similar to Twitter in many ways, but it is designed to be a more private and focused experience.

Question 2: How do I create a Threads account?

Answer: To create a Threads account, you will need to have an Instagram account. Once you have an Instagram account, you can download the Threads app and sign in using your Instagram credentials.

Question 3: How do I add friends on Threads?

Answer: You can add friends to Threads by finding them in your Instagram contacts or by entering their username.

Question 4: How do I send a message on Threads?

Answer: Currently, the Threads app does not allow private message sending and it will definitely be incorporated soon.

Question 5:  How do I post a story on Threads?

Answer: To post a story on Threads, open the Threads app and tap the New Story button. Then, record a video or take a photo and add a caption.

Question 6: How do I make my Threads account private?

Answer: To make your Threads account private, open the Threads app and tap your profile picture in the bottom left corner. Then, tap Settings and toggle the Private Profile switch to the On position.

Question 7: How do I delete my Threads account?

Answer: To delete your Threads account, open the Threads app and tap your profile picture in the bottom left corner. Then, tap Settings and tap Deactivate Account. Enter your password and tap Deactivate.

Question 8: Is Threads available on all devices?

Answer: Threads is currently available on iOS and Android devices.

Question 9: What are the benefits of using Threads?

Answer: Threads offers a number of benefits over other social media platforms, including:

Privacy: Threads is designed to be a more private and focused experience than other social media platforms. Your Threads posts are only visible to your friends, unless you choose to make them public.

Ease of use: Threads is a very easy-to-use app. The app’s simple interface and limited features make it a good choice for people who are not interested in using complex social media platforms.


Question 10: What are the drawbacks of using Threads?

Answer: Threads also has a few drawbacks, including:

Lack of features: Threads is a very basic app with limited features. This may be a drawback for people who are looking for a social media platform with more features and functionality.
Limited audience: Threads is only available to people who have an Instagram account. This may limit the app’s appeal to people who do not use Instagram.


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