Twitter is set to permanently deactivate accounts from December 11 that have not been used for more than six months. So, if you are one of the users, who haven’t logged in to Twitter at least once in the past six months, try and log in by 11 December or your account will be gone for good and your username usurped by other users.
The big move made by Twitter will lead to freeing up of thousands of usernames as well. The report further revealed that Twitter has already reached out to many users, informing them that if they do not log in to their accounts, they will be deleted permanently due to lengthened inactivity. The same has also been mentioned in Twitter’s Inactive account policy. After that, the usernames of these deleted accounts will be up for snatches.
Twitter has also said, these accounts will not be deleted overnight but will take many months. The company hasn’t disclosed when it will make the freed usernames available to active users.
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,” a spokesperson told The Verge.
“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”, said Twitter.
Any account that hasn’t signed in for more than six months will receive the Twitter alert before the micro-blogging platform takes the action.
“We do not currently have a way to memorialize someone’s Twitter account once they have passed on, but the team is thinking about ways to do this,” the Twitter spokesperson added.