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Twitter Account Name Changes (googleads vs adwords)

     
12:30 pm on Jan 24, 2019 (gmt 0)

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We all know Google Ads was called AdWords not that long ago. [webmasterworld.com...]
if you go to twitter for the old Google AdWords is shows that the account is suspended. I would have thought it should either redirect, of have a holding page with all the old tweets and a final tweet saying it's renames and then linking to the new account.

Was it how Google handled the change or was it twitter?
12:22 am on Feb 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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Very strange. The process of changing a twitter name is not difficult! I wonder if this was an oversight by their social media team who perhaps were unaware of the ability to change name existed?

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5:05 am on Feb 5, 2019 (gmt 0)

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this indicates to me that google changed the handle of their "adwords" twitter account to "googleads" and then recreated an account for the "adwords" handle and asked twitter to suspend that account for "reasons":
About suspended accounts [help.twitter.com]