A few hours after the accusations of discrimination against Twitter arrived from some ex-employees fired by the new management, we discover a rather interesting novelty for users of the social network: it seems in fact that Twitter will free up about 1.5 billion usernames for new profiles registered on the platform.
The confirmation comes from the same Elon Musk on Twitter, which in a post explained that “Twitter will start soon free up space for 1.5 billion names accountWith “free up space”, obviously, the Tesla CEO refers to the deletion of inactive accounts or accounts that have not logged in to the platform for some time: therefore, in total, there will be many profiles affected by the cleaning of the social network database.
If you have made theaccess to Twitter in the last few monthshowever, you have nothing to fear: Musk himself, in fact, explained that “these are account deletions with no tweets and no logins for years”. In short, only those users who the social network considers inactive will be affected by the “spring cleaning” of the social network.
Twitter’s estimates, which speak of 1.5 billion inactive accounts, are staggering, especially compared to the 250 million daily active users, which therefore represent only a small part of the total profiles registered on the platform. Musk’s announcement, therefore, raises a question on the actual number of Twitter subscribers, which could be much lower than expected: subtracting inactive accounts and those attributable to bots, in fact, the platform could only be frequented by a few hundred million users.
In any case, for those who actually use Twitter, Musk’s “cleansing” is welcome news, because it will allow for create accounts with previously blocked names from inactive profiles or those who no longer post on the platform.