Will Twitter remove inactive accounts?

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On Monday, Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, stated that inactive accounts would be deleted, calling the move “important to free up abandoned handles.” Musk added that the number of people following them on the microblogging service could decrease if dormant accounts were deleted. Twitter’s CEO Elon Musk has said that dormant accounts older than a few years will be deleted.

An official statement from Twitter’s office

Musk wrote on Twitter on Monday that this is “important to free up abandoned handles.” According to Twitter’s inactive account policy, users are urged to actively access and engage with the social media site after creating an account.

Musk initially tweeted that accounts with “no activity at all for several years” would be erased. Still, he clarified that “the accounts will be archived” in response to a user’s request that archived tweets and information be preserved.

Musk said many accounts’ follower counts would decrease, but he didn’t say when. Thousands of users, including celebrities, journalists, and politicians, had the verified blue tick removed from their profiles last month. After some time, access was restored to some of the accounts with over a million followers.

Musk said many accounts’ follower counts would decrease, but he didn’t say when. Thousands of users, including celebrities, journalists, and politicians, had the verified blue tick removed from their profiles last month. After some time, access was restored to some of the accounts with over a million followers.

How deleting accounts is a strategic move?

Despite Musk’s insistence that it’s “important to free up abandoned handles,” one of Twitter’s frequently asked questions about its rules for handling dormant accounts. The response is, “Inactive usernames cannot be released now.” If the Twitter handle you want is already used by an inactive account, try to find a similar free one. To create a unique username, it is recommended that you use a combination of letters, digits, and underscores.

A Strong change from changemaker

Since Musk has been in charge, Twitter has undergone several changes, including introducing subscription-based verification badges. The increased cost of gaining Twitter verification is affected by regional market dynamics. Twitter requires users to sign in at least once every 30 days or risk having their accounts deleted permanently due to inactivity.

Wrapping Up

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