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Twitter to begin deleting inactive accounts from December 11

This move could wipe out a lot of accounts and help streamline accounts on the micro blogging platform.

If you’re someone who created a Twitter account for the sake of it and haven’t used it in a while, beware your account might be removed. Twitter has begun notifying users who have not logged in for more than 6 months. Account closures will not be happening overnight but over a period of many months.

This is to free username’s which are held by inactive users, which can be later given to new users who want a similar username. Make sure to log in soon, though it is not necessary that you have to make or retweet a tweet, signing in should be enough to prevent your Twitter account from being deleted.

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The purge cleaning will begin on December 11 2019, continuing over a long period of time.

Twitter explains the purge as an effort to present accurate and credible information for users who depend on the data from Twitter. It also makes the app more user-friendly by saving time while looking for a specific user or tweet.

The downside of the purge will be for the deceased or those unable to login to their accounts and hence all of their activity on Twitter. Memorable posts will no longer be available if the account that made the tweet is deleted. This also might affect famous pages who have recently fallen into silence for at least over 6 months.

Many accounts which have not been active since the last 6 months are receiving emails about their inactivity and requests to sign in to prevent the deletion of their account. The email also asks current users to agree to the new terms, privacy policy and cookie use, this will allow users to get the best experience out of Twitter. Twitter has also rolled out a new feature where usernames with less than 5 characters can no longer register on Twitter.

Twitter was recently in the news because of a malicious SDK that enabled hackers to access private user data, which can be given to third party organisations. Twitter however made a statement and said that affected users were informed and that they have increased security closing loopholes that may have caused this data breach.

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