Twitter to delete nearly 1.5 billion accounts
Twitter Inc. owner Elon Musk announced that the micro-blogging site will soon delete nearly 1.5 billion inactive accounts.
In a tweet, Elon Musk said: “Twitter will soon start freeing the name space of 1.5 billion accounts.”
He added that accounts that have not been logged in and tweeted for years will be deleted.
“These are obvious account deletions with no tweets & no log in for years,” he said.
A few hours before this announcement, Musk said tweets will start showing view count just like the videos.
“Twitter is working on a software update that will show your true account status, so you know clearly if you’ve been shadowbanned, the reason why and how to appeal,” he said.
On the other hand, Twitter plans to change the pricing of its Twitter Blue subscription to $11 from $7.99 per month if paid for through its iPhone app and to $7 if paid for on the website, the Reuters reported, citing a person briefed on the plans.