Twitter recently announced that it has paused its plans to delete inactive accounts. The announcement on the pause of its plans surrounding inactive accounts follows public outcry against the move. After the social network announced its initial plan, they received feedback from its users who weren’t too happy about the decision. Many users complained that the social network will be eliminating posts from some deceased users. They complained that they will effectively clear out inactive legacy accounts.
Based on the public outcry the social network has received, the social network has put the plan to delete inactive accounts on pause. They announced that they will be pursuing a mechanism for ‘memorialising’ deceased members to keep their memories alive. Their new plan falls in line with what rival networks such as Facebook are already doing. Social networks like Facebook are already offering a memorialization service for families wishing to maintain limited access to the frozen accounts of loved ones.
Twitter Announces Plans to Delete Inactive Accounts
Twitter Speaks on Pausing the Plan
Twitter made an official announcement that confirms its change in plans. The social network stated “Beyond complying with GDPR, we may broaden the enforcement of our inactivity policy in the future to comply with other regulations around the world and to ensure the integrity of the service. We will communicate with all of you if we do.”