Threads, Meta’s just-launched Twitter competitor, makes use of Instagram’s account system. That has the good thing about letting you carry over your Instagram username once you be part of the app. However it additionally ties the apps collectively in such a approach meaning you’ll be able to’t delete your Threads account with out deleting your Instagram one, which individuals could not need to do in the event that they’ve been posting on Instagram correct for years.
Based mostly on Mosseri’s message, it seems like the corporate is contemplating a approach so that you can do this sooner or later. However the function isn’t right here but, and Mosseri didn’t give a timeline for once we would possibly ultimately see it.
Nevertheless, as Mosseri notes, you’ll be able to cover your Threads profile and content material by deactivating your Threads account. To do this, go to your profile tab, faucet the 2 strains icon for settings, faucet “Account,” faucet “Deactivate profile,” after which the “Deactivate Threads profile” button. That mentioned, deactivating a Threads profile is a short lived motion; though deactivating your Threads profile hides your profile, threads, replies, and likes, your account might be reactivated in the event you log again in, in accordance with an Instagram help web page. You may as well delete particular person posts or take your account personal, Mosseri notes.
Instagram launched Threads on Wednesday on iOS and Android, and greater than 30 million individuals have already signed up for the app, in accordance with Mark Zuckerberg. Nevertheless, the corporate appears to have pushed the app out the door as quickly because it might to capitalize on the chaos over at Twitter, and it’s lacking main options like DMs, a following feed, and even hashtags. In a separate publish, Mosseri says that lots of the “fundamentals” are on the way in which however cautions that the enhancements will “take time.”
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