This Wednesday, February 8, Twitter began to put limits on the frequency of tweets that a person or an account can send, for which several users have already reported that they are receiving an error message about exceeding the “daily limit to send tweets”.
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Twitter establishes limits to post on its platform
That said, Twitter is currently placing limits on the number of direct messages and tweets a user can send per day, according to information noted on the Twitter Help Center site.
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Said site mentions that the daily limit of tweets is 2,400, but “the daily update limit is divided into smaller limits for half-hour intervals”. In this sense, retweets also count towards said limit. According to the social network, “The limits serve to ease the load on Twitter's infrastructure and reduce downtime and error pages. For stability reasons, we have set some limits on the following actions that can be performed on accounts”.
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Current Twitter Limits
The current technical limits for Twitter accounts are as follows:
- Direct Messages (daily): the limit is 500 messages sent per day.
- Tweets: 2400 per day. The daily update limit is subdivided into smaller limits with half-hour intervals. Retweets are counted as tweets.
- Account email changes: 4 per hour.
- People you follow (per day): the technical limit for following is 400 per day.
- People you follow (per account): If an account already follows 5,000 other accounts, any new attempts to follow will be capped by account-specific percentages.
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These limits include actions across all devices such as web, mobile, phone, API, etc. API requests from third-party applications are tracked from the hourly API limit. Therefore, people who use multiple third-party apps in their account will reach the API limit faster.
It's not immediately clear how many tweets are allowed within the "half-hour intervals," however, some Twitter user and media accounts have received an error message when attempting to tweet more than once in at least one hour.
GDA / El Universal / Mexico