“Twitter will soon start freeing the name space of 1.5 billion accounts,” revealed Twitter’s CEO Elon Musk. Musk explained further that this will be applied to accounts with “no tweets and no log in for years”.
These are obvious account deletions with no tweets & no log in for years— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9,
This comes after Musk said on November 9 that he would delete accounts that had not been active in the previous 15 years. He wrote: “Please note that Twitter will do lots of dumb things in coming months. We will keep what works & change what doesn’t.”
Musk made an announcement on November 30 about Twitter starting to remove spam accounts, an issue he had pushed for before he acquired Twitter for $44 billion at the end of October.
According to a financial result report released on July 22, Twitter’s average monetizable daily active usage was 237.8 million in the second quarter, up 16.6% over the same period of last year. The report revealed the growth was driven by “ongoing product improvements and global conversation around current events”.
Since taking over Twitter, Musk has made a number of quick and controversial changes for the social media company, including banning remote work for employees, and cutting workforce by half. He also charges users 8$ (for Web and Android) and $11 (for IOS) a month for their blue check marks which was cancelled shortly after its early November launch but will be relaunched on Monday, December 12.
However, he has also added some new great features to Twitter, especially those applied to accounts with verified check marks (Blue tick for personal account, Gold tick for Business and Grey tick for government account). Accordingly, they can upload Full HD 1080p videos, edit their tweets and see fewer ads on Twitter. Lately, Musk also announced that he would add a feature that would allow Twitter users to see the number of people that read their tweets. He wrote: “Tweets will show view count in a few weeks, just like videos do. Twitter is much more alive than people think”.