Twitter will erase dormant accounts: Why this may be a ‘bad news’ for certain people

Twitter owner Elon Musk claimed that the business is erasing any accounts that have had no activity for several years. However, he hasn't offered any additional specifics on what constitutes as an inactive account.

"We’re purging accounts that have had no activity at all for several years, so you will probably see follower count drop," Musk tweeted.

How it may effect users?

If Twitter eliminates dormant accounts, there may be a risk that users would perceive a decline in their followers. Musk is the most followed individual on Twitter with almost 138 million followers. He attained the milestone by overtaking former US President Barack Obama.

What is an inactive account?

While Musk did not disclose data on inactive accounts, Twitter has a policy in place according to which users should check in to their account at least once every 30 days to prevent permanent removal due to lengthy inactivity.

Since his acquisition of the social media firm, Musk has been attempting to eradicate bots and enhance engagement on the micro-blogging site. Last year, he even posted, “Interaction with almost all twitter accounts seem to be much lower in recent weeks & days. Accurate?”

Furthermore, immediately after he took over Twitter, Musk began providing figures linked to interactions during big events, such as FIFA World Cup 2022. In a tweet, Musk said the social media network witnessed ‘almost’ 20,000 messages per second on November 23.

Twitter View Count

Twitter then developed the View Count function that enabled users to see an interaction on their tweets. Musk claimed that "Twitter is much more alive than people think" after deploying the function. However, it got criticism from Twitter’s ex-employee since the business found out that the function was "depressing."

Musk also created suggestions to offer material based on user’s behaviors on the site so that they may interact more on the platform.