Twitter is alerting owners of inactive accounts via email about removing their accounts if they don’t log in.
Inactive users are being warned to sign in by December 11, 2019, or face the possibility of their accounts going into oblivion as they will be deleted and the usernames made available for use by others.
It has also been stated that any account that hasn’t been signed in for more than six months will get the email alert message.
As part of our commitment to serve the public conversation, we’re working to clean up inactive accounts to present more accurate, credible information people can trust across Twitter. Part of this effort is encouraging people to actively log-in and use Twitter when they register an account, as stated in our inactive accounts policy.
We have begun proactive outreach to many accounts who have not logged into Twitter in over six months to inform them that their accounts may be permanently removed due to prolonged inactivity.Twitter Spokesperson – theverge.com
The announcement doesn’t just involve those who have abandoned their Twitter but also affects accounts belonging to the deceased.