Twitter Plans to Remove Inactive Accounts and Releases The Usernames
Twitter has decided to send out warning emails to the owners of inactive accounts stating that they need to sign into their accounts by December 11th, or all the inactive accounts will be history and the usernames will be free for grabs again. Twitter further stated that the accounts that haven’t been signed in for more than six months will get the email alert.
The spokesperson told The Verge, “As part of our commitment to serving 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. We have begun proactive outreach to many accounts who have not logged into Twitter in over six months to inform them that their accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged inactivity. We do not currently have a way to memorialize someone’s Twitter account once they have passed on, but the team is thinking about ways to do this.”
It has not yet been mentioned that when removed usernames will be available for existing users. As the account removal process will be going on for months and not just a single day. So, there will be no massive username rush on December 12th.
Further, this will not only affect people who have abandoned Twitter but also the ones who stand to have an extensive impact on accounts that are supposed to be expired. There is a possibility those accounts will also be pulled into the inactive pool and will be removed ultimately as per the process.