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How To Delete Threads Account Permanently?

Threads, an Instragam-based alternative to Twitter, has gained popularity as a platform for text-based conversations and connecting with like-minded individuals.

However, if you have decided that Threads is no longer suitable for you and want to delete your account, you should know a few things.

Deleting a Threads account is not a standalone process but is tied to your Instagram account. You can go to your Instagram and from the settings to delete your Threads account permanently.

In other words, deleting your Threads account also requires deleting your linked Instagram account.

This article will guide you through the steps to permanently deactivate or delete your Threads account.

How To Delete Threads Account Permanently?

Deleting your Threads account permanently means deleting your Instagram account as well.

However, there are two methods to deleting your Threads account.

Deactivating Your Threads Account

If you are unwilling to delete your Instagram account but want to make your Threads account inactive temporarily, you can deactivate it.

Deactivating your Threads account will hide your profile, posts, and interactions until you choose to reactivate it.

Here are the steps to deactivate your Threads account:

  1. Open the Threads app and log in to the account you want to deactivate.
  2. Tap on the profile icon located on the bottom navigation bar.
  3. Tap on the menu icon and select “Account.”
threads app account settings
Threads app settings include options for notifications, account as well as privacy
  1. Choose “Deactivate profile” from the accounts section.
threads deactivate profile
Deactivate your profile section from the settings
  1. Then, to confirm your deactivation, choose the Deactivate Threads profile option.
threads deactivate profile button
Deactivate your profile and hide your profile details

Deleting Your Threads Account

Detailing your Threads account involves deleting your linked Instagram account.

If you are certain that you want to delete both accounts permanently, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your device.
  2. Tap your profile icon on the bottom navigation bar and go to the hamburger menu.
threads settings and privacy
Settings and privacy from the Instagram section
  1. Click on settings and privacy and then the Accounts Centre option.
threads accounts centre
The Accounts Centre option includes changes in password, security and personal details
  1. Under the Account settings section, click on personal details.
threads personal details
The personal details section from the settings
  1. Now, click on the Account Ownership and Control option.
threads account ownership and control
Various settings can be changed on the account ownership section
  1. Then select the Deactivation or Deletion button.
threads deactivation deletion
Choose the deletion option to delete your account
  1. Select the profile you want to delete.
threads account selection
Choose the profile you want to delete
  1. Then select the delete account button and click on the continue button.

  1. Choose any option according to your preference.
threads reasons
Select the reason for deactivation
  1. Enter your password to continue the deletion process.
threads account deletion confirmation
Password should be re-entered to delete your account
  1. Again, click on the Delete account option. Your account will be deleted permanently within 30 days.
threads account deletion option
To delete your account, confirmation must be done

One would want to delete their Instagram or Threads account for various reasons.

However, if one of those reasons for your deletion is to take a break, there is an option.

threads break option
You could take a break from Threads without permanently deleting your account

Select the option “Take a break” and select the maximum time you would like to spend on Threads at once.

threads take a break
Choose the maximum amount of time you would like to spend on Threads

The Bottom Line

Deleting or deactivating your Threads account can be a straightforward process if you are aware of the implications.

Deactivating your account provides a temporary solution to make your profile invisible.

However, permanently deleting your Threads account requires deleting your linked Instagram account.

Consider your decision carefully and ensure that you have backed up any important data before proceeding.

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