‘Delete Twitter Account’ Searches Soar 292%

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  • ‘Delete Twitter account’ searches have risen by 292% in the U.S. as Elon Musk limits how many tweets users can view 
  • The change prompted a 230% rise in U.S. searches for ‘How to delete Twitter account’
  • Rate limiting appeared to confuse some users, as ‘Is Twitter down’ skyrocketed by 3,884% in the U.S.

Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for ‘Delete Twitter account’ rocketed 292% in the United States this weekend as CEO Elon Musk announces a limit on the number of tweets users can read per day.

Searches For Delete Twitter Account Surge

A new finding by comparison service CasinoAlpha reveals that online interest in the term ‘Delete Twitter account’ has soared by 292% in the U.S. and 131% worldwide on July 1 compared to the last seven days, as the company began limiting the number of tweets, prompting backlash and confusion among users about whether the app was down.

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Elon Musk said in a post on Saturday that verified accounts were now limited to viewing 6,000 posts per day, with a limit of just 600 for unverified accounts and 300 for new unverified accounts. The limit has risen to 10,000, 1,000, and 500, respectively.

In a tweet, Musk explains this was done to combat “data scraping and system manipulation.”

But this change has caused backlash and confusion from affected users.

At the same time, searches for ‘How to delete Twitter account’ soared by 230% and 152% worldwide on July 1 as account holders find out they will be affected. U.S-based searches for ‘Delete Twitter’ also rose by 194%.

But the latest plans to restrict accounts have prompted a 3,884% rise in searches for ‘Is Twitter down’ in the U.S. and 3,880% worldwide as viewers are hit with view limits without explanation. 

Tudor Turiceanu, CEO of CasinoAlpha, commented on the findings: “Limiting the number of tweets that users can view is a major change to Twitter. These restrictions don’t appear to have been properly communicated, as there has been a sharp rise in searches querying if the website is down.

This seems to be the latest move to attract users to its paid subscription platform, with Twitter Blue users able to read ten times the tweets of a free account holder. However, some users have been turned off. These findings show a huge rise in Twitter users looking to delete their accounts.”

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All data gathered from Google Trends.