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If you are one of the millions of people who signed up for Threads, you may have noticed a small Threads icon on your Instagram profile. This icon is a shortcut that allows you to quickly access your Threads profile from Instagram, without having to manually switch apps.

However, not everyone may want this icon on their profile. Maybe you prefer to keep your Instagram and Threads accounts separate, or maybe don't like how it looks. Whatever the reason, this guide will show you how to remove it.

How to Remove the Threads Icon From Your Instagram Profile

You can easily remove the Threads shortcut from your Instagram account by following these steps:

  1. Open the Instagram app on your device and tap on your profile picture in the bottom right corner.
  2. Tap the Edit profile button.
  3. Tap on the toggle next to Show Threads shortcut to turn it off.
  4. Save your changes by tapping the check icon in the top right corner of your screen.

That's it! You have successfully removed the Threads shortcut from your Instagram account. You can still access Threads from your device's home screen or app drawer. If you ever change your mind and want to add the Threads shortcut back to your Instagram profile, you can simply follow the same steps and turn on the toggle again.

There’s currently no way to remove the Instagram icon from your Threads profile. One of the things to know before joining Threads is that your Instagram and Threads accounts are intrisically linked. So, if your reason for removing the Threads icon from your profile is because you want to keep the accounts separate, you’ll have to content yourself with removing it just on Instagram.

Keeping Your Instagram Profile Simple

Threads is Meta's Twitter rival that lets you share text posts with your Instagram followers. Once you create an account, Instagram auto-adds a shortcut icon to your Instagram profile that takes you directly to Threads.

If you want to remove this icon, you can do so by following the steps in this article. This way, you can keep your Instagram profile as simple as you like.