However in line with an Instagram publish from Meta’s chief Adam Mosseri on Thursday, the tech firm is “trying into” a approach through which this could possibly be modified.
Meta’s lately launched Twitter competitor Threads utilises the identical account system as Instagram, which suggests you should utilize the identical username. Linked to Instagram, it permits customers to publish as much as 500 characters of textual content and as much as 5 minutes of video and hyperlinks, in addition to footage.
Nevertheless, it additionally hyperlinks the apps collectively with the intention to’t delete your Threads account, with out deleting your Instagram as effectively.
This can be a drawback for customers who’ve posted on Instagram for years, or constructed up a sizeable following.
Mosseri’s message signifies Meta is making an attempt to vary this. In the meantime, the most suitable choice is to cover your Threads profile and content material by deactivating your Threads account.
Merely go to your profile tab, faucet the 2 traces icon for settings, faucet “Account”, faucet “Deactivate profile”, after which the “Deactivate Threads profile” button.
In line with an Instagram help web page, it is a momentary motion, so in case your account is reactivated once you log again in, your profile, threads, replies and likes might be seen once more.
However the launch appears to have been rushed so as to profit from Twitter’s downfall, as important options comparable to DMs, a following feed and hashtags are all lacking.
In an extra publish, Mosseri stated that most of the “fundamentals” had been on the best way however that the enhancements to the app will “take time”.
The brand new app is the most recent chapter within the rivalry between Mr Zuckerberg and Elon Musk, who purchased Twitter in October.
Final month, the pair – two of the world’s most high-profile billionaires – agreed to take one another on in a cage struggle in an trade that went viral on social media.
Mr Musk tweeted about Meta, saying: “It’s infinitely preferable to be attacked by strangers on Twitter, than indulge within the false happiness of hide-the-pain Instagram.”