How to Show Threads Badge on Instagram? A Guide to Displaying it on Instagram

Learn how to show your Threads on Instagram in just a few simple steps and make your followers find and interact with your threads profile faster than ever before.

by Pooja

Updated Apr 02, 2024

How to Show Threads Badge on Instagram? A Guide to Displaying it on Instagram

The Threads Badge on Instagram is an indicator that your Instagram profile is connected to the Threads app. It appears as a small badge, typically located beneath your username on your profile.

In this article, we'll cover everything you need to know about this badge and how you can add it into your Instagram feed.

How to Show Threads Badge on Instagram?

If you've set up a Threads profile, you have the option to control the visibility of its badge on your Instagram profile. Here's how you can manage this setting directly from Instagram:

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  • Open the Instagram app.
  • Navigate to your profile by tapping on your profile picture or the profile icon located at the bottom right corner.
  • Select "Edit profile" at the top of the screen.
  • To hide the Threads badge, tap on “Show Threads badge” next to “Show threads badge”. To remove the Threads badge from your Instagram profile, tap “Turn Off” next to the Show threads badge.

When others tap on your Threads badge, they will be directed to your Threads profile. Keep in mind that even if your Instagram account is private, visitors to your profile will still be able to view your Threads badge.

Threads Badge on Instagram

Instagram's Threads badge is a feature that lets you link your Threads app profile with your Instagram profile. The Threads app is a standalone messaging application developed by Instagram. It is a messaging app for close friends and for small groups. By displaying your Threads badge on your Instagram profile, you can give others a direct link to your Threads profile.

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You can find the Threads badge as a small icon next to your bio or profile information on your Instagram profile. By tapping on the Threads badge, visitors to your Instagram profile will be taken to your thread, where they will be able to engage in private messages and share them with you.

Uses of the Threads Badge

Using the Threads badge inside your Instagram bio is one of the easiest ways for your followers to interact with you on the new platform. Launched on 6 July 2023, it quickly gained traction in the wake of the massive backlash against Twitter. Showing your Threads badge makes the transition between your two profile pages much easier.

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  1. Connection to Threads app:  The badge signifies that you've signed up for and are using the Threads app, a standalone app by Instagram focused on close friends and private sharing.
  2. Optional display: You have control over whether to show the badge on your profile.  It can be hidden or displayed.
  3. Potential benefits: Having the badge might encourage your followers who aren't on Threads to check it out, or it could spark conversations about your use of the app.

In short, it's a way to let your followers know you're also on Threads and open to connecting there.

How to Create a Profile on Threads?

Creating a profile on Threads requires you to have an existing Instagram account. Here's how to set up your Threads profile:

  1. Download the Threads App: If you haven't already, download the Threads app from the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play Store (Android).
  2. Sign in with Instagram: Open the Threads app and tap on "Sign in with Instagram." You'll likely see the account you're currently signed into on Instagram. If not, choose "Log in with Instagram account" and enter your credentials.
  3. Build your profile: Threads will offer to import details from your Instagram profile, including your username and profile picture. You can choose to import this information or create a separate profile for Threads.
  4. Privacy settings: Decide whether you want a public or private profile on Threads. Public profiles are visible to everyone on the app, while private profiles are only seen by approved followers.
  5. Follow friends: Threads might suggest some Instagram connections you might want to follow on Threads. You can choose to follow them or skip this step for now.
  6. Start using Threads: Once you've completed these steps, you'll be taken to the Threads home screen and can begin using the app to connect with close friends.

How to Show Your Threads Profile Link in Your Instagram Bio?

Here's how to add your Threads profile link to your Instagram bio:

1. Grab the Threads profile link:

  • Open the Threads app.
  • Tap on your profile picture in the bottom right corner to access your profile.
  • Locate the "Share Profile" option (usually placed below your profile picture).
  • From the menu, choose "Copy" to copy the link to your clipboard.
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2. Add the link to your Instagram bio:

  • Switch to the Instagram app.
  • Tap on your profile picture in the bottom right corner to go to your profile.
  • Click "Edit Profile".
  • Look for the "Links" section and tap on it.
  • Select "Add External Link".
  • Paste the copied Threads profile link into the URL field. (You can typically paste by tapping and holding in the URL field until a "paste" option appears).
  • In the "Title" section, you can write "Threads" or anything else that clearly describes the link.
  • Finally, tap "Done" to save the changes.
  • Now, your Instagram bio will have a clickable link that directs users to your Threads profile.

Informations Used From Your Instagram Account to Threads

Threads uses information from your Instagram account and can include the following:

  • Your Instagram login credentials
  • Your unique Instagram account ID
  • Your Instagram name and username
  • Profile details from your Instagram account, such as your profile picture, bio, and associated links
  • Your Instagram followers and the accounts you follow
  • Your age as provided on Instagram
  • Any status regarding intellectual property violations or violations of Instagram's Community Guidelines associated with your Instagram account.
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Note: Your Threads profile information will be processed according to Meta’s Privacy Policy, as well as the threads supplemental privacy policy. The Instagram Terms of Service and the threads supplementary privacy policy apply to your usage of Threads.

Disclaimer: The above information is for general informational purposes only. All information on the Site is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Site.

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