News 27 November 2019
Author: Courtney W

Twitter Set To Remove Inactive Accounts To Free Up Usernames

27 November 2019

You could get the Twitter handle you’ve been waiting for as the tech firm is set to remove inactive accounts on the platform very soon.

Twitter is currently in the process of emailing owners of inactive accounts, informing them that that their account will be removed from the platform if they don’t sign in by December 11th. Any owner of an account which has been inactive for at least six months will receive the email.

Speaking to Verge, a spokesperson told Verge:  “As part of our commitment to serve 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, the removal of inactive accounts won’t take place in a single day but will take happen over “many months” so you might have to wait a while to get that username you’ve been waiting for.