How to Hide Offensive Words and Phrases in Threads

How to Hide Offensive Words and Phrases in Threads

You probably don’t want to see some words when you’re scrolling through your social media feeds, whether because they’re too obscene or abusive or because they’ll give away major Marvel movie spoilers. You can now hide offensive words and phrases on Meta’s new Instagram Threads app, which is great news if you’ve already started using it.

In this article, we’ll go over a simple step-by-step guide allowing you to hide offensive words and phrases in Instagram Threads. This function is similar to Twitter’s muting feature, which allows you to prevent specific keywords from appearing in your feed.

How Can You Hide Words on Instagram Threads?

When users browse through their or others’ timelines, the Hidden Words option on Threads will essentially hide certain keywords from their view.

Furthermore, offensive words, phrases, and emojis are automatically hidden on Threads, and this option is enabled by default for both your Threads and your Instagram profile.

Furthermore, the Threads Hidden words setting applies to your Threads profile and Instagram profile. As a result, any changes to the settings will be reflected on both platforms.

With that out of the way, let’s get started on how to hide words and phrases on Instagram Threads on your smartphone:

  1. Open the Threads app on your smartphone.
  2. On the bottom navigation bar, tap the Profile tab.
  3. Then, in the top left corner of the screen, tap the circular, world-like button to access the Privacy settings.
  4. On the list, select the Hidden Words option.
  5. As previously stated, the setting for Offensive words and phrases will now be enabled by default. However, the “Custom Words and Phrases” setting will be disabled by default.
  6. Turn on the Custom Words and Phrases option to enable the feature for your Threads and Instagram accounts.
  7. You can also hide/unhide words by selecting the “Manage custom words and Phrases” option at the bottom.
Note: If you have words in your list, you can view them all by tapping the Tap to view your list button.
  1. In the Add Words and Phrases section, type the words you want to add into the provided text box and press the Add button to add them to the list.
  2. To remove a previously added word from the list, simply tap the word and then tap the small cross icon beside it.
  3. To save the changes, tap the Done button in the top-right corner.

So, that’s how you hide words and phrases on Instagram Threads on your smartphone.

Why Should I Hide Words in Instagram Threads?

For many, the need to hide specific words and phrases may appear to be a useless feature, but it is a very useful tool for those who want to avoid certain words that may be triggering, offensive, or outright abusive. When you hide specific words on Threads, replies containing those words or phrases will be hidden from your view while you browse the platform.

Additionally, the Hidden Words feature can be helpful if you want to avoid spoilers or key plot points in popular movies and TV shows. You can hide the words related to the movie or TV show that you want to avoid on Threads, and any replies or posts that contain those words will be hidden from your view.

Can I Hide Text in Instagram Threads?

Yes, you can use the Hidden Words option in Instagram Threads’ Privacy settings to hide offensive, abusive, and/or any keyword on the platform.

Can I Share Threads’ Hidden Words?

There is an option in Instagram Threads to share all hidden words as a list on social messaging apps and other third-party platforms.

Can I Reveal Words Hidden in Instagram Threads?

Yes, you can easily remove custom words from the Hidden Words list in Instagram Threads by using the Manage custom words and Phrases option.

What Exactly Are Instagram Threads?

Threads is a standalone Instagram app for sharing text updates and public discussions. Updates can be up to 500 characters long, with the option to include links, photos, and videos up to 5 minutes long.

How Do You Unhide an Instagram Thread Badge?

Once you hide the Threads badge on Instagram, there is no way to unhide it. Once you’ve removed the badge from your profile, it’s gone. This is primarily due to the fact that the Threads badge is intended to be temporary in order to entice others to download the app for themselves.

How Do I Get to the Threads Meta?

Threads requires users to have an Instagram account in order to use it. When you first launch the app, it will prompt you to sign in with your Instagram account. Threads will then automatically import your Instagram username, but you can still customize your profile.

Threads App Features That Differ It From Twitter

Hidden Words:

A thread feature that allows users to prevent offensive words, phrases, or emoji from appearing in their reply section. This feature is currently unavailable on Twitter.
The Hidden Words feature is divided into two parts: offensive words and phrases, which are enabled by default on the threads app, and custom words and phrases, which allow you to prevent specific words, numbers, or emoji from appearing in replies to your thread post.

The custom words and phrases feature is disabled by default until you enable it in the threads app settings, hidden words.

The list of hidden words you hide in the custom words and phrases section, on the other hand, does not apply to both accounts you follow. This means that any of those hidden words can still be used by accounts you follow, who also follow you, and the word will appear in your responses.

Hide Likes:

The threads app’s LIKE feature allows users to express a positive or thumbs-up reaction to a post. For the time being, the feature is not directly available on Twitter. However, the app is set to launch something similar.

For various reasons, users may wish to hide like counts from their thread posts or prevent themselves from seeing the like counts of other accounts’ posts.

To hide LIKES on Threads, tap on your profile tab in the bottom right corner, then tap on the two dashes in the top right corner to go to settings, click on privacy, click on hide likes, Instagram settings will be launched, and scroll down and toggle hide likes ON under the Post section.

The number of likes on posts from other accounts will be hidden on your threads feed as a result of this setting.

You can hide the number of likes on your own posts by tapping the three dots beside the thread title and selecting “hide like count.” This prevents other accounts from seeing how many likes your thread post has.


So that’s how to use your smartphone to hide words on Instagram Threads. We hope this brief explanation helps you hide the words you want to hide on the new microblogging platform. And if it did, please let us know in the comments section.

Meanwhile, you can read our in-depth guide on how to use Instagram Threads on iPhone or Android, or if you’re having trouble with the app, you can read our guide on how to fix Instagram Threads via the links provided.


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