Earlier this month Twitter started sending out emails to owners of inactive accounts with a warning: sign in by December 11th, or your account will be history and its username will be up for grabs again.
Any account that hasn’t signed in for more than six months will receive the email alert, Some people expressed concern about losing accounts which belonged to someone who died.
In response, Twitter on Wednesday night said it will not be removing such accounts yet. ‘We’ve heard you on the impact that this would have on the accounts of the deceased. This was a miss on our part. We will not be removing any inactive accounts until we create a new way for people to memorialize accounts,’ it said in a tweet.
Twitter’s biggest rival, Facebook, allows family and friends of the deceased to freeze their account, so it can still be viewed and messages can be posted on their page, twitter has yet to offer such a function, although Twitter says account removal will for now focus on the EU to start, we believe it could expand to other countries eventually.
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