How to Deactivate Your Threads Account

Trying out a new social media platform can be exciting, especially when it’s free to use. But over time, you might find that using platforms like Threads can take up a lot of your time or compromise your privacy. If you’ve decided it’s time to take a break from Threads, we’ve got a step-by-step guide to help you deactivate your account.

Step 1: Open Threads and Find Your Profile Picture Start by opening the Threads app on your device. Look for your profile picture in the lower-right corner.

Step 2: Access the Settings Menu Tap on the menu symbol, which looks like two dashes, in the upper-right corner. This will open the settings menu.

Step 3: Select “Account” From the settings menu, choose the option labeled “Account.”

Step 4: Deactivate Your Profile Now, select “Deactivate profile.” Confirm your decision by tapping “Deactivate Threads profile.” You will then be logged out of the app and taken to the login screen.

What Happens When You Deactivate Your Account: When you deactivate your Threads account, your profile, threads, replies, likes, and followers will be temporarily hidden from other users. It’s important to note that your account won’t be permanently deleted, and you can reactivate it anytime by logging in with your username and password.

Important Note:

If you want to permanently delete your Threads account, currently, the only option is to delete your Instagram account as well.


Taking a break from Threads is a simple process that allows you to temporarily hide your profile and activity. Remember, if you ever want to come back, you can reactivate your account by logging in. And if you decide to go for a permanent deletion, keep in mind that it will also affect your Instagram account.

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