Twitter - Limits


How many people can I follow?

You can’t follow more than 5,000 people until almost 5,000 people follow you. This is the toughest limit to deal with so if you notice someone is at 5,000 don’t unfollow them for not following you back (because they can’t) and consider tweeting a #followfriday recommendation for them so they can get past that limit. When you hit this limit you will see the message: ” You are unable to follow more people. Please read about our following limits. ” SOLUTION: You have to unfollow non-followers in order to follow anyone else.

What is the Twitter Followers to Following Percentage Limit?

You can only follow about 10% more people than follow you. According to Twitter: “this limit is different for every user and is based on your ratio of followers to following.” When you hit this limit, we’ll tell you by showing an error message in your browser. You’ll need to wait until you have more followers in order to follow more users—basically, you can’t follow 10,000 people if only 100 people follow you.” SOLUTION: Get more people to follow you somehow like tweeting to #followfriday recommending yourself or other followers and hopefully they will do the same for you. Alternatively, you can unfollow thoses that do not follow back so that you can follow other people.

How many people can we follow per day?

1000. Joe from Internet Marketing for Local Business believes (and I agree) that there are what he called “velocity limits”…in other words just as the tweets per day are split up by hour so is following. While you can follow 1000 per day you can’t follow them too quickly or you’ll hit a limit that may lock down your account for up to 24 hours. I believe it is safer to follow during off hours instead of during prime U.S. business hours if you don’t want to hit that limit. You wouldn’t want to be unable to tweet something important because you did. NOTE: especially in newer accounts, following too many can get your account suspended. Information about how to recover your Twitter account here.

How many tweets can we send per day?

Originally 1000, but now 2400 tweets per day

How many tweets can we send per hour?

~100 tweets per hour. (They have to be spread across the entire hour – not all sent in 15 minutes.)

How many direct messages can we send per day?

1000 per day, up to 10,000 characters.

How many lists can we have?

1,000 lists

How many users can we put into each list?


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