Elon Musk buys Twitter: Billionaire Elon Musk has announced plans to delete 1.5 billion inactive Twitter accounts to make room for other users.
On Dec. 8, Elon Musk said he would delete some 1.5 billion Twitter accounts that are no longer active, with the goal of freeing up usernames for other users.
On Twitter, Musk said it was “natural” to delete some accounts because they hadn’t tweeted or logged in for years.
In the second quarter, Twitter recorded 237.8 million accounts “monetized.” According to Business Insider, these accounts are often active, access ads, and can generate revenue for the platform.
At this time, Twitter has not officially announced plans for mass account deletions, nor has it announced downtime that would result in account deletions.
This isn’t the first time Musk has talked about deleting his Twitter account. In November, the billionaire said he would delete accounts that had been inactive for 15 years. In October, Tesla’s chief executive published an article suggesting that accounts that had been inactive for more than a year could also be at risk.
Below Musk’s post, some users suggested that there should be another solution for accounts that are no longer active. Some account holders have passed away, and their loved ones don’t want their memories lost on social media.
“My friend passed away in 2019, she was very active on Twitter before that. Her account is still visited by friends, family and followers. No one wants it gone,” said user Eva Amsen.
Some other commenters even asked Musk to unlock the account rather than delete it, while some supported the decision because they could change the name to something fancy the account uses. Empty or no longer available. Work.
After Musk took over the company, Twitter users increased. Twitter has the most daily active users ever, according to Apptopia’s November data.