Know Your Twitter Limits

Ever wondered how many tweets you could like in a day?  Or how many tweets you can post?
As stated on Twitter's support pages, here are the limits for Twitter activity:


  • 2,400 tweets per day
  • 1,000 direct messages per day
  • 1,000 following per day (technical limit)
  • 5,000 following total (additional follow attempts are limited by account-specific ratios)


When you hit a limit, Twitter will notify you 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.
Source: Twitter limits (API, updates, and following)


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Jay de Jesus aims to be a social media influencer by sharing content and insights on social media. Being an experienced web, internet & social media manager skilled in developing and implementing social media communication and strategic online campaigns producing results, Jay is keen on exchanging ideas, tips as well as experiment on new tools and technologies.