After promises, Threads users can now finally remove their accounts, without having to remove their Instagram accounts as well. With the new functionality, users with an active Threads account can choose to remove their accounts only within that platform, without having to delete their Instagram account data as well – something that has been necessary until now.
Adam Mosseri came Confirm leaving For the new feature, which has been one of the most requested features practically since Threads started making it available to users. Taking into account the platform’s integration with Instagram, users who created a Threads account cannot remove it later unless they also remove their Instagram accounts – there was the possibility of deactivating a Threads account, but this did not remove the data in it.
With the new functionality now confirmed, users can finally deactivate and remove data from their Threads accounts, without affecting data from their Instagram accounts, as the two platforms will keep this information separate.
This news comes on the same day that the platform also confirmed that users can now choose not to automatically share the content of their topics on Instagram and Facebook, changing the privacy options for their accounts.
Meanwhile, unfortunately, it is still unknown when Threads will become available to users in the European Union, where the platform is available under stricter privacy rules.