Do you have a Twitter account? Have you been using it? Would you wish to continue using it? Hurry because Twitter will soon start removing all inactive accounts to free up usernames.
In an email sent to Twitter users thought to have inactive accounts, Twitter wants them to sign in and continue using the accounts by December 11, 2019, or the accounts will be history.
“As part of our commitment to serving the public conversation, we are working to clean up inactive accounts to present more accurate, credible information people can trust across Twitter,” said Twitter through a spokesperson.
About accounts belonging to persons who have died, Twitter said: “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.”
Going forward, usernames with less than five characters will no longer be used to set up accounts on Twitter. Those already with less than five characters but are active will not be affected by the planned clean up.
The email being sent from Twitter to accounts that are said to be inactive is:
If you have an inactive account, do not panic because Twitter has said it will take a while. The company is putting in place ways to memorialize accounts belonging to the deceased persons before sweeping off inactive accounts.