According to Elon Musk's statement, Twitter plans to Delete 1.5 billion inactive accounts intake usernames and handles available again on the network. According to reports, the deleted accounts would have been dormant for years and have no tweets linked with them. Musk stated that the change will free up "NameSpace" on the platform.
Twitter will soon start freeing the name space of 1.5 billion accounts— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
Elon Musk has already promised to deactivate dormant Twitter accounts, declaring in November that accounts that had been idle for 15 years will be removed. It is presently unknown how long an account must be dormant before it gets deleted. Musk also hinted that accounts that have been inactive for more than a year would be targeted.
The Twitter Files, Part Deux!! 🍿🍿 https://t.co/bH9UiTSEK2— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 9, 2022
According to "Twitter Files 2," a hidden committee at Twitter made contentious choices without alerting then-CEO Jack Dorsey, including shadow-banning high-profile users. The secret group comprised the Head of Legal, Policy, and Trust (Vijaya Gadde), the Global Head of Trust & Safety (Yoel Roth), and later CEOs Jack Dorsey and Parag Agrawal, according to Bari Weiss, Founder and Editor of The Free Press. Twitter previously denied participating in this behaviour.
It's unknown how long an account may be dormant before being marked for deletion. Musk warned in October that accounts that had been idle for more than a year would potentially be at risk.