Twitter to Remove Inactive Accounts
Twitter has announced plans to purge inactive accounts starting from December 11th in order to free up usernames and make them available for others to use.
What is an Inactive Account?
An account that hasn’t been used to log in or tweet for over six months is considered inactive.
What Happens to Inactive Accounts?
Twitter will begin sending out emails to those who haven’t logged in for six months or more, warning them to sign in by December 11th if they want to keep their account active.
Accounts that don’t comply with this will be permanently removed and their usernames will become available for others to use.
Why is Twitter Doing This?
Twitter has stated that the move is part of an effort to “present more accurate, credible information people can trust across Twitter.”
It is also an attempt to reduce the number of spam accounts on the platform, and to free up usernames that are currently being held by inactive accounts.
What About Accounts of Deceased Users?
Twitter has stated that it will not be removing the accounts of deceased users, and has plans to work with family members and others to memorialize these accounts.
What Should Users Do?
Users who haven’t logged in for over six months should log in before December 11th to keep their account active.
Users who have lost access to their account and want to keep it active should contact Twitter’s support team for assistance.
Overall, Twitter’s move to remove inactive accounts is aimed at making the platform more credible and reducing spam. It is important for users to log in and ensure their accounts remain active before December 11th to avoid losing their account permanently.