Have you created an account in the Threads app? You may have problems removing it. As it turns out, the new social networking site is not only a “Twitter killer”, because it can also eliminate your valuable data from the more popular Instagram.
Meta just launched a new app called Threads, which is very similar to Twitter. Millions of people have already created accounts on the latest social networking site. As it turns out, Mark Zuckerberg sort of… took them hostage.
Deleting your Threads account? You will also delete your Instagram account
While having fun in the first hours of operation of the new website, the new users began to pay attention to one detail. What if they want to delete the account they created in Meta’s new project? As it turns out, it’s not easy at all.
It seems that Meta used a clever trick here. Threads and Instagram are very closely linked – you can’t sign up for the company’s new platform without having an Insta account. Our data from the older application also goes to the new one. This makes opening an account quick and easy.
As it turns out, both profiles are connected like Siamese twins. While many people may want to get rid of their Threads account, few people will decide to delete their Instagram profile. Perhaps the new website will thus have a larger number of users “on paper” compared to the group of Internet users who actually use the website.
The above-mentioned deactivation is also advertised as a temporary solution, not a permanent one – our content and profile are hidden from others, but only until the next time we log in to our Threads account.
Premiere of Twitter’s rival Threads – 10 million users in 7 hours
As we wrote in Wprost.pl, Threads’ great debut began on Thursday night, Polish time. The application immediately gained millions of interest.
As Mark Zuckerberg himself reported, 2 million people registered in the new application just two hours after its debut. Then it was 5 million accounts within seven hours of launch. Around 8 a.m. our time, Zuckerberg proudly announced that Threads already had 10 million users, which was achieved in about 7 hours.
Threads launched simultaneously in the United States and Great Britain, but is not available in Europe. Unofficial data shows that it may be about the desire to adapt to the laws in force in the European Union.