The Threads group is addressing one of many largest preliminary consumer issues with the app, with Threads customers now capable of delete their Threads profile impartial of their Instagram presence.
As you may see on this screenshot, shared by Instagram chief Adam Mosseri, there’s now an up to date course of in your Threads settings (beneath “Account”/”Delete or Deactivate Profile”) which allows you to deactivate your Threads profile. And if you happen to don’t reactivate it inside 30 days, will probably be deleted solely, along with your Instagram profile being unaffected by any change.
Initially, as a result of Threads is constructed on high of Instagram’s infrastructure, your Threads and IG profiles have been intrinsically linked, as a result of your Threads profile was truly a sub-element of your IG presence, versus being a separate entity.
That spooked some customers, who didn’t need to delete their Instagram profile, however have been undecided on Threads. Instagram promised to rectify this example, and now it has, with a separation of the 2, enabling extra management over every.
Although you may’t have a Threads profile without an IG presence, in order that they’re nonetheless linked in a single key means. However now you can eliminate your Threads presence with out having to additionally cull your Instagram identification.
Which is an efficient transfer, and a great replace. And as Threads continues to get bigger, it appears inevitable that it’s going to turn out to be much more impartial of IG. Although, evidently, that gained’t prolong to DMs.
In one other trade on Threads, Mosseri has additionally said clearly that DMs are usually not presently within the pipeline for Threads.
There’s nonetheless a chance that your Threads profile could possibly be linked again to your IG DMs, which might then additionally see them linked to your Messenger and WhatsApp inboxes as nicely, by extension. But it surely’s clearly not a precedence for the Threads group proper now, based mostly on Mosseri’s assertion.
So, blended outcomes for Threads customers. Now, you may delete your Threads profile, however not separate DMs for the foreseeable future.