Twitter’s plan to delete accounts that have not logged in for six months or more has been postponed. The news was announced microblogging platform itself lapse of a day after announcing the initial plans. This delay is based on the response Twitter received from its own users.
They are worried that the account that will be deleted later includes accounts belonging to users who have died. Because, if deleted, there will be no posts from these owners who will be remembered by other users. “We hear you will impact on the accounts of people who have died.
We missed that part,” said Twitter representative, compiled from CNN , Thursday (11/28/2019). Furthermore, Twitter said it would not proceed with the plan to delete this “sleeping” account before it has a feature to remember the account left by the owner who has died.
Currently, Twitter has not yet found a way to turn an account whose owner has died into a memory account. This feature is actually already on Facebook, where an account can pass down the account to another user if he dies. Later, the heir will make the inheritance account a memory account, where friends and family can share posts in the form of any memories with the deceased.
Previously, the plan to delete this inactive Twitter account would take effect from 11 December. Twitter also has sent e-mail notifications to users about the policy. “We proactively reach out to many accounts that have not logged in to Twitter for more than six months to let them know that their account will be permanently deleted, because it has been inactive for a long time,” said a Twitter spokesman.
Previously, Twitter reasoned that the account clean-up process aims to create a platform ecosystem that can provide more credible and accurate information between users. In addition, Twitter also indirectly asks users who leave Twitter to be active again on their platform.
Deleting inactive accounts may affect the overall Twitter user base. However, this is unlikely to be anchored in two important metrics for Twitter growth, namely the metrics of daily active users and monthly active users.