Last month, Twitter had announced its plan to delete accounts which have been inactive for more than six months from its portal in order to remove unwanted users and information. But, it has reconsidered this decision over the fact that concerns have been raised that it will be deleting the posts of dead users along with the inactive accounts. It has stated that, like Facebook, it will come up with a way to ‘memorialise’ the accounts of these users in order to honour them and the sentiments of their loved ones.
"We've heard you on the impact that this would have on the accounts of the deceased. This was a miss on our part.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. The move won't affect those who spend time on the domain, but don't necessarily tweet much. "We're starting with the EU in part due to local privacy regulations," were some of the statements released by the company.
The popular social networking site has not given a definite date as to when the change will affect the rest of the world but has only said that it will be implemented over a course of time.