tech2 News StaffNov 28, 2019 11:37:53 IST
A couple of days ago, Twitter announced that it will start deleting accounts of users who have been inactive for at least six months. Users had already started getting warning emails from the company regarding the same. Twitter said this was being done to cleap up Twitter, but as a bonus, it would also free up a tonne of usernames.
While the plan sounds great, it appears there's a small hitch. As per a recent series of tweets, the company is halting this process and will only restart it after it has found a way to memorialise the accounts of deceased users. The company must have realised, following feedback from users, that it cannot just delete those accounts without appearing insensitive.
We’ve heard your feedback about our effort to delete inactive accounts and want to respond and clarify. Here’s what’s happening:
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 27, 2019
In a report by TechCrunch, whose headline reads, "You can take my dad's tweets over my dead body", the author mentioned that his father passed away four years ago and that he still reads his tweets every now and then, and that is his way of remembering him. He further said that Twitter is "sweeping" such accounts "like crumpled-up paper and junk in a dustbin". He said his father's account isn't "inactive, he passed away".
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