Threads, a text-focused social media site that serves as an alternative to Twitter, launched earlier this week.
Users were required to enter their Instagram usernames during the registration procedure. However, many users quickly discovered a limitation: once an account is created on Threads, it cannot be erased, just disabled.
As a result, deleting the Threads username also deletes the linked Instagram profile and all of its material.
Threads allows users to exchange a variety of information, such as text-based messages, videos, short GIFs, and the ability to embed Instagram posts within threads. Users can interact with these posts by like, commenting on them, reposting them, and sharing them.
It is crucial to note, however, that certain features are currently in development and are not yet available.
If you decide to deactivate your account, the profile and any associated information will be hidden. Users can also go to private mode, which limits their visibility even further.
Threads works in tandem with Instagram, allowing users to use a single account, according to the CEO. Exciting upgrades are on the way, including the development of a more powerful search tool. Furthermore, users can expect the addition of hashtags, curated tabs, and attachment editing options prior to publishing.
Furthermore, there is significant worry about Threads’ current lack of GDPR compliance, which makes it inaccessible to individuals resident in the European Union.
While some users may consider using a VPN as a viable solution, this technique comes with its own set of hazards, as routing through a country with lax privacy regulations may compromise their personal data.