In a recent update, Meta has addressed a notable limitation with its text-oriented service, Threads. Initially launched in early July, Threads amassed an impressive 100 million users within just five days. However, a significant drawback surfaced – once users activated a Threads account, the only way to remove it was by deleting their entire Instagram account.
Meta Frees Users from Account Dilemma: Instagram’s head, Adam Mosseri, has now announced a welcome change in this policy. Users looking to discontinue Threads can navigate to Settings > Account > Delete or Deactivate Profile. This modification offers two options: temporarily suspend the Threads account or permanently delete it. Importantly, these actions no longer impact the user’s Instagram account.
A Shift in Threads Visibility: In addition to this update, Meta has altered how Threads posts appear across its platforms. Previously confined to Threads, these posts now surface on other Meta platforms, like Facebook. To address potential concerns about privacy and control, users can limit this visibility by going to Settings > Privacy on the Threads app. It’s crucial to note that this adjustment applies to Facebook only, with Instagram continuing to display Threads posts regardless of these settings.