LAGOS, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – Twitter CEO, Elon Musk, stated in a tweet that the social media app will delete accounts that have been inactive for a number of years.
Elon Musk, however, stated in a different tweet that inactive accounts would be archived instead; he provided no information regarding the timing of the procedure but the move is “important to free up abandoned handles”.
Twitter users won’t be able to access archived accounts, although it’s not yet clear how or if they will.
Additionally, Musk warned that the number of followers on the microblogging platform would decrease as a result of the potential removal of some dormant accounts.
Also, in order to prevent their account from being permanently deleted for prolonged inactivity, Twitter users are required to log in at least once every 30 days.
The public broadcaster had earlier this month stopped posting to its 52 official Twitter streams in protest against a Twitter label that suggested government involvement in its editorial content, and Musk had “threatened” to reassign National Public Radio’s Twitter account to another company.
The Potential Fear Factor of Twitter’s New Paid Blue Tick Policy Large Brands Thousands of users, including celebrities, journalists, and well-known politicians, had the legacy verified blue tick removed from their profiles by Twitter last month.
According to Musk, adding account verification to Twitter’s Blue subscription will help to address the problem of bot accounts on the social networking site.