Since Elon Musk’s acquisition of the Twitter platform in October 2022, the platform has undergone many changes that prompted many users to try alternatives, such as: the Mastodon platform, but it did not witness great demand, and a few days ago Meta launched the Threads application, which is A better and easier-to-use version of Twitter than Mastodon, it achieved more than 10 million subscriptions within just seven hours of its launch.
You must be thinking about trying it, but before creating an account in Threads, you should know how to maintain your privacy when setting up your account in Threads, and this is what we will explain in this article:
How to create a Threads account:
Meta has made the process of creating a Threads account very easy and depends mainly on linking it to your Instagram account, but you must know that this process is permanent, and deleting your Threads account will delete your Instagram account as well.
So, it is recommended to create a separate Instagram account for Threads unless you have significant Instagram followers, so that you can safely delete Threads account later without affecting your Instagram account.
If you don’t have an Instagram account, you must create one, because you won’t be able to use Threads without an Instagram account.
Here’s how to create a Threads account:
Download the Threads app from the App Store or Google Play.
Click Login with Instagram.
Threads will create a personal account using your Instagram account picture, username, and information you added in the Bio section of Instagram, but you can change any information by clicking the Personal Account button in the lower right corner of the app screen, then click Edit profile.
You can upload a new photo, write a different Bio, and add a link to your account. But your Threads username cannot be the same as your Instagram username.
How to adjust privacy settings in Threads:
To adjust privacy settings in Threads, follow these steps:
Go to your personal account page in Threads.
Click the Edit profile button and activate the Private profile option.
After activating a private profile, only your followers can read and interact with your posts and see the accounts you follow and who follow you. A public account allows anyone on Threads to interact with your posts.
Users under the age of 16, or 18 in some countries, will have a private personal account by default. As for tracking your activity, Threads does not ask for permission to use your data and you are not allowed to prevent the app from tracking you, which is why it is banned in European Union countries. To bring Threads into line with EU standards, Meta will have to make significant changes in how it uses your personal data, and if If the changes are not in line with EU standards, this app may never reach those countries.