April 29, 2021
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Twitter is About to Remove Inactive Accounts to Free Up Previously Taken Handles, Starting in December

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)”


To continue using Twitter, you’ll need to agree to the current Terms, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Use. This not only lets you make the best decisions about the information that you share with us, it also allows you to keep using your Twitter account. But first, you need to log in and follow the on-screen prompts before Dec. 11, 2019, otherwise your account will be removed from Twitter.”

Savannah Marie

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