According to a report from The Verge, Twitter is currently sending emails to users whose accounts has not been active or signed-in for over six months. Twitter will take action starting on December 11 and plans to free up those accounts.
A Twitter spokesperson has confirmed the report regarding the company’s actions. “As part of our commitment to serve the public conversation, 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 and use Twitter when they register an account, as stated in our inactive accounts policy.”
We have begun proactive outreach to many accounts who have not logged into Twitter in over six months to inform them that their accounts may be permanently removes due to prolonged inactivity. – Twitter spokesperson
The removal of accounts is will take place over the course of several months and not all at once according to the report. If you’re waiting for that one username to become free, you might have to frequently check back. As for bot accounts, Twitter says they should be safe as long as they are active.
Here’s the email that’s been sent out to inactive accounts.