Twitter has started notifying its users globally that it will start removing inactive accounts starting December 11. According to a tweet from BBC reporter Dave Lee, inactive implies a user that hasn't logged in for atleast six months.
More on Twitter's action on inactive accounts: The company is clawing back accounts that have been inactive for more than *six months*, which is likely a very large number. Inactive = user hasn't *logged in*. Seeking clarification on what happens to useful/fun bot accounts.— Dave Lee (@DaveLeeBBC) November 26, 2019
So, if you don't want Twitter to remove your account and would want to avoid someone to grab your username, you might want to sign in shortly. While the account removing process will start from December 11, a Twitter spokesperson has said that the account closures will take place over ‘many months’.
Twitter described the clean-up as an effort to give users accurate and credible information that people can rely on. What this translates to is that Twitter aims to provide users with only relevant tweets instead of having them browse through tweets from irrelevant accounts.
In October, the micro-blogging website rolled out ‘Lights Out’ – an OLED friendly dark mode to all users. The main difference between the ‘Lights Out’ mode and the dark mode theme rolled with the Android 10 is that the former turns the UI of the app to true black instead of a dark blue hue in the latter. One another advantage of the ‘Lights Out’ feature is that this mode a wonderful job at power consumption on Android smartphones that sport an OLED display.
Earlier in September, Twitter rolled out a new pin list feature, which allows iOS users to pin five lists in their timeline. For instance, if you use more than one account, swiping between the two accounts can now be done directly from your home screen.