Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced on Monday that the social media company will soon remove accounts that haven’t been active for a long time.
‘’We’re purging accounts that have had no activity at all for several years, so you will probably see follower count drop,’’ the billionaire said on his Twitter account yesterday.
In response to a user who recommended him to reconsider the change, Musk added that inactive accounts will be archived, however, he didn’t provide any further details such as whether users would be able to check out their archived accounts, when the process would start, etc.
As noted by Reuters, Twitter users could get their accounts permanently removed if they don’t log in to them at least once in a month.
Although it hasn’t been even a year since Elon Musk completed the acquisition of Twitter, the billionaire has rolled out several changes to how the platform operates, some of which have caused great controversy.
The company, for example, removed legacy verified checkmarks last month, after launching its $8 Twitter Blue plan globally.
Meanwhile, sources familiar with the matter told The Information in March that Musk put a $20 billion value on Twitter, for which he paid $44 billion last October.