Twitter is in the process of purging inactive account profiles, warning users to sign in by December 11th, or loss their handles…
Social microblog Twitter is sending out an email to people with inactive accounts, warning them to log into the service by December 11th or lose their handles.
Twitter to Remove Inactive Accounts in December to Free Up Dormant Usernames
Twitter is sending the email to people who have not signed into their accounts for six or more months. However, the company hasn’t stated when the soon-to-be freed usernames will be made available to the public.
Twitter provided a written statement to The Verge which reads, in-part:
“As part of our commitment to serve the public conversation, we’re working to clean up inactive accounts to present more accurate, credible information people can trust across Twitter. Part of this effort is encouraging people to actively log-in and use Twitter when they register an account, as stated in our inactive accounts policy.”
Here’s a copy of the email Twitter is sending out to people with inactive accounts, under a subject line of “Don’t lose access to @(username)”