Do you have a Twitter account? If yes, Are you active? If yes, you are safe if not your account is definitely in danger. Twitter has decided to delete the accounts that are inactive for over 6 months. So the company is sending warning mails to the account holders asking them to log back in and safeguard their accounts else whatever happens happens.
Twitter has announced this on Tuesday and has added some details like the account removal process is going to start from the 11th of December. This gives the users a few week's time to safeguard their accounts. To safeguard the account the user just needs to login to their twitter account and boom it goes from the category of the inactive accounts to the category of the active accounts.
A spokesperson from Twitter has said in an official statement:
“As part of our commitment to serve 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.”
As we have mentioned above Twitter is sending warning emails to the users who are inactive on Twitter the contents of the email are down below:
The removal of these inactive accounts is raising a question about spamming as there have been cases in the past where accounts that were deleted were renewed using bots and usernames were sold at a price.
See the tweet down below:
If this happens it's against TOS and twitter are good at pulling that name if you send them proof. So if someone tries to sell you a username, screenshot convo and send it to help. https://t.co/F20KsEca6C— Luke W (@alukeonlife) November 27, 2019
We need to wait and watch to figure out if this step from Twitter will be beneficial or will end up in an increment of spams and bots. Drop your thoughts in the comments.