X Is Purportedly Selling Inactive User Handles For Up To $50,000

Is your X account inactive? Allegedly, X, formerly known as Twitter, is selling dormant accounts for up to $50,000.

Elon Musk’s brainchild, X, is on the prowl for fresh revenue streams, and it seems like they’ve got an unconventional idea up their sleeve. 

According to a recent Forbes piece, X is pitching a unique offer to users: recycled user handles are up for grabs at a flat rate of $50,000. 

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Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speaks with Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, Superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, during the Ira C. Eaker Distinguished Speaker Presentation in the Academy's Arnold Hall on April 7, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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Inactivity Initiative

Previously, X dropped the bomb that it would be axing handles tied to inactive accounts. 

This cleanup crusade was first announced back in May, and now, the plot thickens with X’s grand plan to resurrect these dormant accounts. 

Forbes got a sneak peek into X’s game plan via an email. It reveals the existence of a special task force dubbed the “@Handle Team.” Their mission? To assemble a marketplace for these reincarnated handles linked to long-forgotten accounts.

Earlier this year, X laid down the law, requiring users to log in every 30 days to keep their accounts active. Fail to comply, and you risk your account dozing off into dormancy. 

X’s Offer

But here’s the catch – snatching up an inactive handle isn’t a walk in the park. X’s website firmly states that they can’t just dish out inactive usernames. 

However, recent discussions indicate that X is considering the establishment of a handle marketplace. This move would open up a new avenue for enhancing their financial performance.

The X logo. X Is Purportedly Selling Inactive User Handles For Up To $50,000.
Photo via Twitter @elonmusk

While this might sound like a quirky money-making scheme, success isn’t a guarantee. X has been experimenting with revenue streams, like the recent introduction of a multi-tier subscription model. 

Users can access the Premium+ tier for a monthly fee of $16, and there’s also a more affordable “basic” tier available.

Whether X’s handle marketplace will significantly impact their operations or simply add another unique chapter to their story is yet to be determined. One thing is certain – the mystery persists!

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