The company wants to clean up unused accounts to present more accurate and credible information
Twitter deletes inactive accounts if they have not been used for six months. Everything should happen by December 11th, when all the profiles that did not have access to the social platform in that time frame will be screened.
In a statement, a Twitter spokesperson said that the company's goal "clean up inactive accounts to present more accurate and credible information"To Twitter users.
Twitter deletes inactive accounts, but with warning
The Twitter representative stated that the social media platform via email began contacting users of accounts that have not accessed the site for more than six months to alert them of possible account removal, adding precisely, that users must log in by December 11th to prevent the account from being removed.
"As part of our commitment, we are working to clean up inactive accounts to present more accurate and credible information that people can trust on Twitter. Part of this effort will encourage people to actively log in and use Twitter when they register an account, as shown in our inactive account policy.We have begun to inform many users who have not logged in to Twitter for over six months to inform them that their accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged inactivity. "
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The names of inactive user accounts that will be "released" they can therefore be eventually reused. The company also stated that the account removal process "will take place over months and not just in one day". This means a user name released will not be magically available on December 11th, but may become available at any time after the original account has been deleted.
It is also emphasized that this change will have implications for accounts that belong to one deceased person.Twitter, however, states that "at the moment he has no way to make a memorial account of a person who is no longer there, but the team is thinking about the system to solve this problem as well".