Twitter is laying aside its plans to delete inactive accounts following considerations over what would occur to accounts of deceased customers.
Yesterday, we reported Twitter could be eradicating accounts which have been inactive for over 6 months. This was scheduled to have taken place on December 11th.
Now, Twitter has determined not to take away inactive accounts till it creates a manner for folks to memorialize accounts of the deceased.
We’ve heard you on the affect that this might have on the accounts of the deceased. This was a miss on our half. We is not going to be eradicating any inactive accounts till we create a brand new manner for folks to memorialize accounts.
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) November 27, 2019
It’s unclear now what the timeline is for eradicating inactive accounts. Although we’ve now realized that when the day comes solely accounts within the EU shall be impacted.
Twitter says there has all the time been an inactive account coverage in place, which was not constantly enforced. Due to privateness laws corresponding to GDPR, Twitter will start implementing its inactive account coverage extra constantly beginning with the EU.
The firm could broaden enforcement of this coverage sooner or later to adjust to different laws world wide.