Yesterday Twitter announced that it would delete the inactive accounts that hadn’t been used in over six months, from December 11, to Free up usernames.
In an email sent to The Verge, Twitter said that;”As part of our commitment to serving the public conversation, we’re working to clean up inactive accounts to present more accurate, credible information people can trust across twitter.
At first, Twitter clarified that the move only affects EU accounts as of now. The company said it has “always had an inactive account policy” but is only starting to enforce consistently now to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
It does confirm the exact date when it will do it but plans to have a way to memorialize accounts available, but as of now, a delay was probably a good move. Though initially done to comply with GDPR, Twitter may expand the account removal policy to other regions.