We all tweet every now and then. May it be some stupid news, blog updates, important piece of information or any such thing, we make our own tweet within 140 words and post it. I have seen people tweeting 500+ tweets everyday, but have you ever wondered the maximum number of tweets one can post a day? May be no, because I don’t think more than 0.01% Twitter users were ever denied with a message like “You have reached the maximum number of tweets per day, please relax and try tomorrow”.
Like any other program Twitter has got it’s own spam monitoring filters that limits the maximum number of tweets one can send in a day and controls excessive use of other resources. And this limit has been implemented to reduce downtime and error pages and increase reliability.
According to the current Twitter limits one may not use the following resources more than the allocated ones.
- Direct Messages: 250 per day.
- Tweets: 1000 per day. Again Tweets are further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals where Retweets are counted as updates.
- Changes to Account Email: Maximum 4 per hour.
- Following People on Twitter: You can follow a maximum of 1000 new people per day.
And now if you ever come across such Twitter limit warnings, go a bit slower with your activities.