Yahoo Finance tech editor Dan Howley discusses Elon Musk's tweet that Twitter will purge inactive accounts and its impact on users.
- Elon Musk announcing that Twitter is looking to purge some inactive accounts. Dan Howley is here with the details. Dan.
DAN HOWLEY: That's right, Seana. According to a tweet from Musk, basically, what they're going to be doing is getting rid of some older accounts. He said that those that are inactive for years. So not necessarily if you've ditched Twitter for a month or two, but for quite some time. And he said that those accounts, once they're gone, will allow Twitter to open up those former usernames to more people.
And so this is a way for them to attract users who potentially wanted those usernames and weren't able to do them and also, frankly, save some cash because they're not going to have to operate those accounts that are no longer active. They won't have to support them. And so that may take some load off of their own processing. So it could help them on the server side of things as well.
But this is just another one of the many moves that Musk has made at Twitter. There's no exact timeline, though, on when you would start to see these kinds of accounts change. And Elon is kind of fond of making an announcement and then kind of slow rolling when it comes out.
- We'll leave it at that, Dan. I won't ask any more questions further on Elon Musk. Dan Howley, as always, thanks so much for that.