In order to free up usernames, finally the social network company Twitter has decided to deactivate inactive Twitter accounts.
First, they will send a warning email to the owners of Twitter accounts that have not been logged into for the past six months.
Twitter initially declared that they will begin removing the inactive Twitter accounts by 11th December 2019.
Twitter’s Spokesperson wrote an email to the popular website 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.”
However, Twitter in an announcement clarified that the process “impacts accounts in the EU only, for now.”
Later on Tweeted:
“We’ve heard you on the impact that this would have on the accounts of the deceased. This was a miss on our part. We will not be removing any inactive accounts until we create a new way for people to memorize accounts.”
Clarifying all the confusion we caused 👇🏽 https://t.co/NirJTl7QEM
— jack 🌍🌏🌎 (@jack) November 27, 2019
Presently, After the user has deceased only facebook offers a way for accounts to be memorialized. Confer to the online web (The Verge), Twitter is also trying to introduce similar features.
When Twitter users raised concerns that old accounts of Friends, Celebrities, Partners, Family members, and etc. That have deceased will be lost, Twitter came to this conclusion and said:
“We may broaden the enforcement of our inactivity policy in the future to comply with other regulations around the world and to ensure the integrity of the service. We will communicate with all of you if we do. We apologize for the confusion and concerns we caused and will keep you posted.”