Meta is constant to (slowly) untangle some elements of Threads from Instagram. Threads customers at the moment are capable of delete their accounts on the app with out additionally deleting their Instagram, the app's high exec, Adam Mosseri, stated in .
Customers can take away their profile from the Threads app through Settings -> Account -> Delete or deactivate profile.
The change has been a long-requested function amongst Threads customers, a lot of whom had been pissed off by the lack to purge their Threads profile with out additionally nuking their Instagram account. The replace comes shortly after Meta launched one other settings change that enables Threads customers to of getting their posts promoted in Instagram and Fb’s principal feeds.
Regardless of the modifications, Instagram and Threads are nonetheless tied very intently collectively. An Instagram account is required to affix Threads, and the app’s solely messaging function depends on Instagram’s inbox. Threads additionally attracts on customers’ Instagram presence for suggestions and different options.
Whereas Meta is unlikely to utterly separate the 2 providers, there’s purpose to hope that Threads could ultimately change into extra unbiased. Meta has stated to make Threads suitable with ActivityPub, the open-source protocol that powers Mastodon and different providers in. The corporate hasn’t shared a lot about how this can work, however the integration ought to present social media customers with new methods to work together with Threads content material even when they like to keep away from Instagram.
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