Here are the six steps to setting up your Threads account.
Step 1: Download the Threads app.
On either your iPhone or Android, open the Google Play store or Apple Store on your phone. Search “Threads” and hit download.
Yes, the app is free. (You can also find a direct link in your Instagram app — tap the three lines in the top right corner to open Settings, then click “Threads”, which will take you to your app store.)
Step 2: Log in with Instagram.
Once you open the Threads app, a button at the bottom of the screen will guide you to log in with your Instagram account. You can switch between Instagram accounts, choosing which one to use, if necessary.
Step 3: Create your profile.
From there, you’ll be asked to create a profile, with a picture, a bio, and the option to add links. Note that you can also import your info from Instagram. If you choose to, whatever is in your current Instagram profile automatically migrates to Threads.
Step 4: Decide if you want your profile to be public or private.
You have the option to choose whether you want your Threads profile to be public or private. As you know, with a public account, anyone on or off Threads can see your content. If the account is private, your account will only be available to approved followers.
Step 5: Follow accounts.
You can either instantly follow all the accounts you already follow on Instagram, or choose who to follow manually. If you follow someone who isn’t on Threads yet, they’ll appear as “pending” until they’ve joined.
Step 6: Start exploring!
Your account is now ready to go. You can browse through the home page, follow more accounts, and post your own Threads.