Threads notifications a pain? Kill them off this way

If you are getting constant notifications about each and every happening on the Threads app, then this simple settings change will stop them. Here is how to turn off Threads notifications.

| Updated on: Jul 08 2023, 20:30 IST
5 Tech Titans who reacted to Twitter-killer Threads - Jack Dorsey to Elon Musk, check it out
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1/7 On their part, Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, posted this note on the Threads app, “Here we go. We have lots of work to do, but we’re looking to build an open, civil place for people to have conversations.” (REUTERS)
2/7 At the same time, Meta Platforms CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said, "Our vision is to take the best parts of Instagram and create a new experience for text, ideas, and discussing what's on your mind.” (AP)
3/7 Elon Musk - While Musk did not directly talk about the Threads app, the Twitter chief took a dig at Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s comment about how Twitter runs, saying, “It is infinitely preferable to be attacked by strangers on Twitter than indulge in the false happiness of hide-the-pain Instagram.” Musk also responded to a meme with a laughing emoji on Twitter which showed a keyboard with copy-and-paste buttons, implying that Threads was just a copycat of Twitter. (REUTERS)
4/7 Jack Dorsey - The former Twitter CEO and current co-founder of Bluesky Social mocked the similar interface of several Twitter alternatives in a tweet. He wrote, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 7 Twitter clones.” (REUTERS)
5/7 Bill Gates - Announcing his arrival on the new microblogging platform, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote on Threads, “I’m excited to jump into @threadsapp,” while also sharing a GIF of him jumping over a chair. (REUTERS)
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6/7 Carl Pei - Nothing co-founder and CEO Carl Pei has also joined Threads. In his first post, he wrote, “I don’t know if Threads is going to make it or not, but at least it has closed the door for Bluesky.” (Bloomberg)
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7/7 M.G. Siegler - In a tweet, M.G. Siegler, general partner at Google Ventures wrote about Threads, “Sort of strange that Instagram is about to launch Threads to try to eat Twitter just as Retro is starting to eat Instagram Stories…” (Google Ventures)
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You can turn off notifications on the Instagram-backed Threads app with a simple trick. (REUTERS)

As soon as Twitter's rival Instagram-backed Threads app launched, users rushed to download it to try their hands at it. After all, the buzz around this new Twitter-like app had already sparked immense excitement. Plus, Threads' easy login trick via Instagram account without having to provide personal details separately worked well to lure users.

Result? Threads app has garnered more than 80 million downloads within three days of its launch, Search Engine Journal revealed. However, it also resulted in the overflow of information on the platform in a short span of time as everyone, from influencers and celebrities to all those who were curious about it, jumped on the Threads bandwagon.

And now, they are facing the consequences. This overflow of information is causing problems for many. Just like any other app, Threads also has push alert notifications. Whether someone started following you or your post received likes or mentions -- the app will inform you via notifications. This has become quite overwhelming for many. So, if you want to escape these Threads notifications, there is a solution available. You can manage notifications in just a few steps. In fact, you can even customize what kind of notification you would like to receive. That's all hidden in the settings and it will play the role of a saviour when you don't want to be deluged by a constant stream of notifications. If you are wondering how to turn off Threads notifications, then just follow this step-by-step guide.

How to turn off Threads notification

Step 1: Open the Threads app and go to your profile page.

Step 2: Here, click on the Menu button at the top-right corner.

Step 3: Go to the Notifications option.

Step 4: Now, you can tap Pause all notifications for a particular time from 15 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours to 8 hours.

Threads personalized notification settings

You can also make customized notification setting changes in Threads and replies with everyone, people you follow or turn it off completely. While under the Following and Followers option, you can turn off notifications for new followers, accepted follow requests, account suggestions, and more.

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First Published Date: 08 Jul, 20:29 IST