Elon Musk Warns Twitter Users About Coming Drop In Follower Count
If you see a drop in your number of followers on Twitter, don’t worry. Twitter’s new CEO Elon Musk is working on a “massive cleanup” of spam/scam accounts. On Thursday, Musk took to his Twitter account and shared an update with everyone.
He tweeted, “Twitter is cleaning up a lot of spam/scam accounts right now, so you may see a drop in your follower count.”
Twitter is removing a lot of spam/scam accounts right now, so you may see a drop in your follower count
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 1, 2022
Musk also plans to increase Twitter’s character limit from 280 to 1000.
A few days ago, a social media user tagged Musk and wrote on Twitter, “The idea to increase the character limit to 1000.”
In response, Musk wrote, “It’s on the to-do list.”
The character limit has been one of the main differences between Twitter and other social media services. Musk has expressed interest in the idea of expanding the character limit multiple times since taking the stage, according to a report by Mashable. On November 27, a Twitter user suggested that Musk increase the word limit of the platform from 280 to 420.
“Great idea,” Musk wrote back. Before that, another user had suggested: “remove character limits.”
“Absolutely”, replied the billionaire.
Now, we have to wait and see when Musk finally makes changes regarding the grain limit.
Another change announced by Tesla CEO Musk for the microblogging site is the introduction of a multi-color verification system. As per Musk’s plans, Twitter will launch a new three-color verification test system that will replace the previous ‘Twitter Blue’ service. Twitter’s new Blue authentication service will be relaunched on December 2, according to Musk.
Last month, Musk said that new user sign-ups for the social media platform had reached a “tipping point”, and the billionaire is fighting an exodus of advertisers and users fleeing to other platforms. Musk, in his tweet, said that registrations on the microblogging site have reached an average of more than 2 million per day since November 16.
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