Table of contents:
- Limits on user names
- Maximum tweets per day
- Followed users limit
- Follow-up limit per day
- Maximum lists created
- DM limit per hour
2023 Author: Donald Evans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 05:03
At Twitter we are very clear that we cannot publish tweets of more than 140 characters, although it has been speculated that this could change. But now we are going to know other interesting Twitter limits, which show that the service is strictly controlled by those responsible for it.
We must not forget that many bots (fake users) are created to generate unwanted advertising, so the microblogging network must defend itselfActually, these Twitter limits rarely affect normal users, they are quite generous in general.
So let's start with the list of Twitter limits that apply today, at least while the network Social don't change your mind. Here is the list:
Limits on user names
can only have 15 characters, although the at sign does not count. It is only allowed to use the letters of the English alphabet (that excludes the ñ), the numbers and the underscore. So usernames have very specific but also logical limits.
Of course, there is no minimum number of characters but, as you can imagine, single-letter usernames can be found long busy.
Maximum tweets per day
If you want to send spam (unwanted advertising) on Twitter, we have bad news: you can't send more than 2,400 tweets per day. Honestly, it seems like a fairly generous limit, which I don't think anyone is going to accidentally exceed.
Accounts with this level of activity are likely to be up to no good intentions, so this Twitter limit is doubtless going to be a problem.
Followed users limit
This limit can be found by the most fans of the microblogging network. You can only continue freely up to 2,000 accounts, beyond that a restriction arises that will be a problem for some.
If you exceed 2,000 followers, you cannot have more than 10% of your followers. In other words, if you want to follow your account number 2,001, you need more than 1,800 users to follow you.
Follow-up limit per day
If you intend to follow a lot of people so that they can follow you later, forget it. More than 1,000 new users followed per day is prohibited, again to prevent spam. Actually, that would not be a very logical behavior.
Now, if you follow more than 100 people a day for several days, you may get a notice from Twitter and the company will take action. Better to avoid these kinds of problems.
Maximum lists created
Lists allow us to find out what a specific group of users posts instead of reviewing our entire timeline but… can anyone need 1,000 lists? Well, just in case, there is a maximum imposed by Twitter.
You can make those 1,000 lists if you want, but don't go over that total amount in any case, which I really find more reasonable.
DM limit per hour
Twitter's private messages are widely used for spam, yet Twitter sets a wide limit, so that let's not have problems in conversations. But that doesn't mean there isn't a maximum.
Today, you can send up to 250 DM per hour on Twitter, a figure more typical of a chat than of a punctual message system, although the company has improved this functionality a long time ago to make it grow.
So we've already figured out Twitter's limits, even though there are some others, like if we decided to change the email address associate… but I don't think anyone changes their mail four times in one hour! In the end, the goal is to fight malicious users.
In any case, Twitter's limitations vary, even at specific times they are altered if the servers are saturated due to some special event. Even so, it is very rare for individual users to be affected.
What do you think about the limits of Twitter? Do you find them suitable, or do any of them bother you?