From December 11, Twitter will remove all the Twitter accounts that have not been used for more than six months. The popular microblogging platform has sent out a notification stating this information. Twitter reports to The Verge regarding this and as a part of this movement, they will begin removing such accounts from the given date.
Twitter has also started sending out an alert email to such accounts. This will free up the accounts which are of no use so that new users can get those usernames while creating their accounts on Twitter.
Twitter’s official spokesperson has confirmed this news. As per his words, “As part of our commitment to serve the public conversation, we’re working to clean up inactive accounts to present more accurate, credible information people can trust across Twitter. Part of this effort is encouraging people to actively log-in and use Twitter when they register an account, as stated in our inactive accounts policy.”
The process will gradually remove such accounts from the platform and the same will be made available in the coming several months. The freed up accounts won’t be available all at the same time but they will be available after several months to use.
To see if the account you want to create, you have to check for the availability of that particular account on Twitter again and again. Twitter has also confirmed that the bots accounts on the platform will remain as it is since they are currently in use. So there will be no changes to such accounts even if they are running through bots.
This news was first spotted by the BBC News reporter who has also shared the same information on Twitter. As per the reporter, “More on Twitter’s action on inactive accounts: The company is clawing back accounts that have been inactive for more than six months, which is likely a very large number. Inactive user hasn’t logged in. Seeking clarification on what happens to useful/fun bot accounts.”
Twitter might create a separate page from where users can see the availability of such accounts. We will learn more about this in the coming days.
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