If you want to stop seeing the ‘Threads for You’ section on Instagram, which shows you posts from Threads, a separate app for chatting with your close friends, you can try to downgrade your Instagram app to an older version that does not have this feature. This article will show you how to do that and how to prevent your app from updating automatically.
Instagram is constantly adding new features and changing its interface, sometimes without considering the user feedback. One of the recent changes that many users dislike is the ‘Threads for You’ section, which appears randomly in your feed and shows you posts from Threads, a standalone app that lets you chat and share with your close friends. The ‘Threads for You’ section is supposed to show you posts that are relevant to your interests, but often it shows you posts that are not related to your preferences or from people you don’t follow or care about. It also takes up space in your feed and interrupts your browsing experience.
The problem with the ‘Threads for You’ section is that it often shows you irrelevant or uninteresting posts from people you don’t follow or care about. It also takes up space in your feed and disrupts your browsing experience. Many users have complained about this feature and asked Meta (formerly Facebook) to remove it or at least give them an option to disable it. However, Meta seems to ignore the user feedback and continues to push the Threads app through Instagram, hoping to make it the next big thing.
Unfortunately, there is no official way to disable or remove the ‘Threads for You’ section on Instagram. However, there is a possible workaround that might work for some users. It involves downgrading your Instagram app to an older version that does not have the ‘Threads for You’ section, and blocking the app from updating automatically. This way, you can enjoy a cleaner and smoother Instagram feed without the annoying ‘Threads for You’ section.
However, this workaround is not guaranteed to work for everyone, and it might only work temporarily. Some users have reported that the ‘Threads for You’ section came back after a few days, even after downgrading their app. If that happens to you, you can try to repeat the steps below and see if it works again. Also, keep in mind that downgrading your app might cause some other issues, such as losing some features or functionality, or exposing your app to security risks. Therefore, use this workaround at your own risk and discretion.
How to Downgrade Your Instagram App
To downgrade your Instagram app to an older version that does not have the ‘Threads for You’ section, follow these steps:
- Go to Settings > Apps > See All Apps > Instagram on your Android device.
- Tap on Uninstall and confirm by tapping OK in the prompt that appears. This will remove the current version of Instagram from your device.
- Download an older version of Instagram from [this website]. Choose a version that was released before October 2020, which is when the ‘Threads for You’ section was introduced. For example, you can download version 126.96.36.199.123, which was released on September 29, 2020.
- Install the downloaded APK file on your device by tapping on it and allowing the installation from unknown sources if prompted. Do not launch the app yet.
- Open the Play Store app on your device and search for Instagram.
- Tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner of the screen and uncheck Enable Auto Updates. This will prevent the Play Store from updating your Instagram app to the latest version automatically.
- Now you can launch the Instagram app and log in with your credentials. You should not see the ‘Threads for You’ section in your feed anymore.
In this article, we showed you how to downgrade your Instagram app to an older version that does not have the ‘Threads for You’ section, and how to block the app from updating automatically. This might help you get rid of the annoying ‘Threads for You’ section on Instagram, which shows you posts from Threads, a separate app for chatting with your close friends. However, this workaround is not foolproof or permanent, and it might cause some other problems with your app. Therefore, use it at your own risk and discretion.
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