Twitter intends to launch a mass deletion of all inactive users living in the European Union. The Great Massacre was scheduled for 11 December 2019, but has been postponed until a solution is found for those who have emigrated to the Lord.
But because the platform can at any time solve the inactive accounts of those who aren't alive, don't hesitate to log in to Twitter to register your presence and count your account as active. Unless you are not happy with the platform, so just wait for your account to be permanently deleted.
This massive deletion will happen on its basis Twitter Inactive Account Policy. This means that in order to "keep your account active, make sure you have Tweeted online at least every 6 months". Otherwise, "Accounts may be permanently deleted due to prolonged inactivity".
More on Twitter's action on inactive accounts: The company is clawing back accounts that have been inactive for more than * six months *, which is likely a very large number. Inactive = user hasn't * logged in *. Seeking clarification on what happens to useful / fun bot accounts.
- Dave Lee (@DaveLeeFT) November 26
And while the announcement of deleting accounts on 11 December was clear, the platform withdrew following user protests over their non-live relatives' accounts.
While Facebook offers to give users a way to define accounts that belong to people who have died, Twitter doesn't offer anything like that. This means that the relatives of people who have died will see these accounts disappear.
We've heard your feedback about our efforts to delete inactive accounts and want to respond and clarify. Here's what's happening:
- Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 27
In a second announcement, he clarified that no inactive accounts will be removed until his technicians create "a new way for users to determine which accounts belong to deceased persons."