For the sake of reliability, Twitter has placed some limits on various actions you take on the day-to-day use of your account. These limits alleviate some of the strain on the behind-the-scenes part of Twitter and reduce downtime and error pages.
As Elon Musk works aggressively towards removing bots from the platform, you would not want your account mistaken for a bot would you?
Twitter Limits You Should Know For Your Account’s Actions
Here are the current technical limits for accounts on Twitter:
- Direct Messages (daily): The limit is 1,000 messages sent per day.
- Tweets: 2,400 per day. The daily update limit is further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals. Retweets are counted as Tweets.
- Changes to account email: 4 per hour.
- Following (daily): The technical follow limit is 400 per day. This is a technical account limit only, and there are additional rules prohibiting aggressive following behavior.
- Following (account-based): Once an account is following 5,000 other accounts, additional follow attempts are limited by account-specific ratios.
These limits include actions from all devices, including web, mobile, phone, API, etc. API requests from all third-party applications are tracked against the hourly API limit.
People who use multiple third-party applications with their account will therefore reach the API limit more quickly. These limits may be temporarily reduced during periods of heavy site usage.
What Happens At Tweet Limit
If you do reach a limit, Twitter will let you know with an error message telling you which limit you’ve hit. For limits that are time-based (like the Direct Messages, Tweets, changes to account email, and API request limits), you’ll be able to try again after the time limit has elapsed.
The Tweet limit of 2,400 updates per day is further broken down into semi-hourly intervals. If you hit your account update/Tweet limit, try again in a few hours after the limit period has elapsed.