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Twitter Plans To Shut Down Accounts That Have Been Inactive For Six Months
By Thanussha Priyah, 27 Nov 2019
Image via Natee Meepian / Shutterstock.com
Twitter is rolling out a major clean-up for inactive accounts. The social media platform will start deleting accounts that haven’t been signed in for at least six months from 11 December 2019 onwards.
However, a Twitter spokesperson claimed that the account will start closing down over “many months,” which means the usernames you’ve always kept your eye on will not be readily available the following day.
Those who want to save their account do not have to keep posting as all they have to do is sign in to be considered active. Twitter states that this attempt aims to make the platform “more accurate” with “credible information.”
Though the statement might seem vague, it could mean that most inactive accounts that were taken over spam bots could finally be shut down. This will streamline the platform to be more efficient without the need to go through several abandoned accounts.
Twitter told Engadget that it is looking into memorializing accounts of the deceased but the ways of doing it has not been revealed.
[via Engadget, images via Natee Meepian / Shutterstock.com]
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