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Want a cooler Twitter handle? You may soon get the chance to snag a status symbol.

Want a cooler Twitter handle? You may soon get the chance to snag a status symbol.

Elon Musk says more changes are coming to Twitter, including giving users the ability to pick from a trove of dormant usernames. Musk announced Friday morning through the service that Twitter would “soon start freeing the name space of 1.5 billion accounts.” The idea of jolting interest in a platform by giving current users a crack at these high-status handles is not new, however: Yahoo, amid fading relevance, made a similar move with old email IDs back in 2013, according to The Wall Street Journal.