The Threads staff is addressing one of many greatest preliminary consumer issues with the app, with Threads customers now capable of delete their Threads profile impartial of their Instagram presence.
As you’ll be able to 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 in case you don’t reactivate it inside 30 days, it will likely be deleted fully, along with your Instagram profile being unaffected by any change.
Initially, as a result of Threads is constructed on prime 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 case, and now it has, with a separation of the 2, enabling extra management over every.
Although you’ll be able to’t have a Threads profile without an IG presence, so that they’re nonetheless linked in a single key approach. However now you can do away with your Threads presence with out having to additionally cull your Instagram identification.
Which is an effective transfer, and a superb replace. And as Threads continues to get bigger, it appears inevitable that it’ll change into much more impartial of IG. Although, evidently, that gained’t prolong to DMs.
In one other change on Threads, Mosseri has additionally acknowledged clearly that DMs should not at the moment within the pipeline for Threads.
There’s nonetheless a risk 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 effectively, by extension. However it’s clearly not a precedence for the Threads staff proper now, based mostly on Mosseri’s assertion.
So, blended outcomes for Threads customers. Now, you’ll be able to delete your Threads profile, however not separate DMs for the foreseeable future.