Barely 48 hours have passed since we reported that Twitter will archive old accounts.
CEO Elon Musk stated in a Tweet: “We’re purging accounts that have had no activity at all for several years, so you will probably see a follower count drop”
This indicated that the account had to be inactive for a number of years 2 years or more.
However, the social media platform has indicated that the period of dormancy would be only 30 days.
As it seems now, if you are off Twitter for a month your account is gone.
Twitter Inactivity Measure
Twitter has stated that it is encouraging users to at least log on to their accounts every 30 days.
The platform wrote on its help center blog: “Inactivity is based on logging in. Please note that you may not be able to tell whether an account is currently inactive, as not all signs of account activity are publicly visible.
The social media network has also indicated that its trademark policy for user names still remains. Parties that feel their trademark is being infringed may follow Twitter’s guidelines and lodge a complaint.
Given that many people take social media breaks for various reasons, the new policy seems harsh. It would be sad to take time off and find your well-built network is no more.
However, the company will have a new CEO soon. We will see how much more changes once she takes over.