How to Fix Instagram Threads Badge Won’t Go Away

Instagram is a popular social media app used for sharing photos, videos and reels with your followers. It has various features that gradually keep getting added to the app.

The brand-new feature of the Instagram app is the display of the Threads badge on your Instagram profile. It is displayed on your profile when you have an active thread profile.

Threads is a new app by the Instagram team to share text, ideas and join the public conversation.

But it may happen that the Threads badge won’t go away from your Instagram profile even after removing it. This article will discuss how to fix it.

Is It Possible To Remove The Instagram Threads Badge?

Yes, it is possible to remove the Instagram Threads Badge from your Instagram profile. This is done by tapping on the badge, which triggers a prompt offering two options.

If you choose “Hide badge”, another prompt asks for confirmation to remove the badge.

However, please note that once the badge is removed, you cannot reinstate it. It’s a one-time action with permanent effects.

How To Remove the Threads Badge From Your Instagram Profile?

When you tap on the Threads badge, a prompt screen pops up giving you two options. The pop-up tells your rank which is the serial number in the order you join threads.

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It also shows the message that it is a temporary badge to let your followers know and send them directly to your profile. If they also use the Threads app.

Then there are two options “View Threads profile” and “Hide badge”.

If you tap on “View Threads profile” you will be taken to your Threads profile on the Threads app.

But if you tap on “Hide badge”. Another prompt will be displayed on the screen asking you if you are sure to remove the badge from your profile.

It also warns that once the badge is removed you will not be able to add it back to your profile.

So, think before you remove the Threads badge as it will not be possible to get it back.

What To Do If The Threads Badge Won’t Go Away?

If you still see the Threads Badge on your Instagram profile even after removing it then it may be because of a technical glitch.

You can uninstall and then reinstall the Instagram app to fix any technical glitches in the app. Following are steps to uninstall and reinstall the app on iOS and Android Devices.

For iOS

  • Tap and hold the Instagram App.
  • Select “Delete App” from the menu.
  • Confirm by selecting “Delete”.
  • Go to the App Store.
  • In the search bar type “Instagram”.
  • Tap on “Get” to install the latest version of the Instagram app.
  • Open the app after the installation is complete.
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For Android

  • Tap and hold the Instagram app.
  • Select “App Info” from the menu.
  • Select “Uninstall” and confirm your choice when prompted.
  • Go to the Google Play Store.
  • In the search bar type “Instagram”.
  • Tap on “Install” to get the latest version of the Instagram app.
  • Open the app after the installation is complete.

Sometimes the error is caused because of the device and not the app so you can switch off your device and then switch it on to fix any issues. Then open the Instagram app and refresh the page.

Things To Remember About The Instagram Threads Badge

The Threads badge is a temporary feature which will probably be removed by the Instagram team after some time.

The badge may be introduced as a marketing technique by Instagram to direct users to the new Threads app.

It has no technical benefits to your Instagram or Threads profile and is merely a way to direct it to your profile on the Threads app.

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