Threads wants to let you wipe your old posts away

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Threads is testing the option to automatically hide your old posts. Instagram head Adam Mosseri says the feature is only available to a “small number” of users for now, but it will let you choose to archive individual posts manually or have them automatically archived after a certain amount of time.

You can see an example of how the feature might look in Mosseri’s post on Threads. Users with access to the test should be able to manually archive their content by hitting the three dots in the top-right corner of a post and selecting “Archive now.” This will give users the option to hide certain posts on their profiles, similar to the archive option on Instagram.

Mosseri says that users can make their posts public again at any time. He also adds that this feature won’t become the default on Threads. “I ran a poll… and the resounding feedback was not to make this the default, so we’re gonna try it as an option,” Mosseri says.

Users on X, formerly known as Twitter, have long requested the ability to archive posts on the platform, and many have turned to third-party services to hide their content instead. At least Threads could eventually have an archiving option built-in.