Twitter will remove accounts that have been inactive for several years in order to free up abandoned handles, CEO Elon Musk announced in a tweet.
Twitter CEO in a separate tweet said inactive accounts will be archived. Elon Musk did not add any details on when the process will begin.
It was not immediately known if or how Twitter users will be able to access archived accounts.
Elon Musk said users on the micro-blogging platform could see a drop in follower count, as several inactive accounts might get removed.
According to Twitter’s policy, users should log in to their account at least once every 30 days to avoid permanent removal due to prolonged inactivity.
Twitter last month removed the legacy verified blue tick from the profile of thousands of people, including celebrities, journalists and prominent politicians.
Elon Musk has made account verification a part of Twitter’s Blue subscription, a move he said would tackle the issue of bot accounts on the social media platform.