You heard us right, Twitter is preparing to terminate thousands of accounts. Those that have been inactive for six months or more will be deleted. Did you know, there’s over 14M TW users in the UK? (OMNICORE) Unfortunately for some, they’ll log back on after a period of absence to discover the worst. Lucky for you, we’ll avoid any trauma with a well timed prompt. So if you’ve not logged-on in a while, we suggest you do so!
You have until the 11th December to prove your account active. After that, your beloved thread of genius memes and unparalleled wisdom will be lost forever. Including users who haven’t posted due to death, as well as any other related inactivity. Oddly enough, it’s the first time TW has done something like this. But they explain it’s down to the new privacy settings. Inactive accounts can’t accept them, going against regulations. So the new change makes sense, seen as their credibility improves by removing dormant accounts. This may well properly reflect users’ legit followers, improving engagement metrics.
What happens next?
Given a whole bunch of accounts will be deleted, this frees up that unattainable username you’ve been after since the beginning. Try your luck after the 11th cut-off, you never know! On the other hand, the firm states future plans include deleting active accounts. A step-up from current proceedings which looks to filter out non-human users. Apparently there’s various ways to gauge genuine human interaction, so we’ll see how this unfolds.
Seen as though inactivity is currently based on log-ins, and not posting or replying etc., bot accounts that auto-tweet are also at risk of being deleted. That’s unless account owners log-in before December 11th. We hope this covers everything and saves you any hassle!