Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, reveals his intentions about removing inactive accounts from the platform
According to a recent message from Twitter CEO Elon Musk, the social media site will take action against inactive accounts that have been dormant for a long time. These accounts will be archived by the company. Musk stressed the value of releasing unused handles and made the announcement that these inactive accounts would be deleted from the network. Musk didn’t offer any precise information on the timeframe of this procedure, either.
It’s not yet known whether or how users will have access to these preserved accounts. Users are waiting for more details, as Twitter has not yet provided any information on this issue.
Musk also forewarned users that the number of followers they now have may decline as a result of the anticipated deletion of many inactive accounts. Users must log into their accounts on Twitter at least once every 30 days in order to avoid having their accounts permanently deleted for long periods of inactivity, according to Twitter’s policy.
Musk voiced his displeasure with National Public Radio’s (NPR) Twitter account earlier this month after it stopped updating its 52 official Twitter streams. This was a separate event from the one mentioned above. The public broadcaster stopped operations in response to a Twitter label that suggested that the government was involved in its editorial content. Musk went to great lengths, even threatening to switch the account to another provider.
The verified blue tick was recently taken off the profiles of a number of people, including celebrities, journalists, and well-known politicians, which attracted notice on Twitter. The legacy verified status was eliminated by this change, which was put into effect last month.
In order to counteract the prevalence of bot accounts on the social media site, Musk has added account verification to Twitter’s Blue membership programme. Musk thinks this will help successfully address the issue by incorporating verification within the membership package.
Twitter is getting ready to take action against dormant accounts, and users are eagerly awaiting more details on the archiving procedure and any adjustments to their follower numbers.