Twitter CEO Elon Musk has said that about 1.5 billion inactive accounts will be deleted from social media platform to free up space.
Taking to Twitter, the billionaire said: “Twitter will soon start freeing the name space of 1.5 billion accounts.”
He clarified that only accounts that have “no tweets and no log in for years” will be deleted.
Twitter will soon start freeing the name space of 1.5 billion accounts
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
Musk has previously promised to remove inactive accounts from Twitter. In November, he said accounts that had been inactive for 15 years would be purged.
It’s unclear at this point how long an account can be inactive before it’s tagged for deletion. In October, Musk hinted that accounts that had been dormant for more than a year might also be at risk.
Twitter usage appears to have risen in the weeks following Musk’s takeover: in the first weekend of November, Twitter saw its most daily active users ever, according to data from Apptopia.
In the second quarter of 2022, Twitter recorded 237.8 million of its users as “monetizable daily active users,” a measure that suggests they’re active on the platform and are being shown advertisements.
Ifunanya Ikueze is an Engineer, Safety Professional, Writer, Investor, Entrepreneur and Educator.