Twitter has inverse many of their limits over time. I bet you lot don’t know about all the

changes shown beneath in ruby-red

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In that location is also a rumor reported in many places that Twitter may eliminate the 140 character tweet length limit and allow basically web log posts of up to ten,000 characters. If they do, simply the first 140 are likely to be shown in our Twitter streams with a “read more” link. The probably reason for this is that they want to go along people on Twitter and not have us sending their users off to read our posts.

Information technology isn’t obvious to most Twitter users that there are

types of Twitter limits that affect regular Twitter users

that I have identified then far.


  1. 2,000
    Now 5,000
    Twitter Followers Limit
    : Y’all can’t follow more than 5,000 until almost 5,000 follow you. This is the toughest limit to deal with and so if you notice someone is at 5,000 don’t unfollow them for non post-obit you back (considering they tin can’t) and consider tweeting a #followfriday recommendation for them and so they can get past that limit. When you hit this limit you lot will see the message: ” Yous are unable to follow more people. Delight read near our post-obit limits. ”
    SOLUTION: Yous take to unfollow not-followers in order to follow anyone else. A Twitter App like JustUnfollow as I explained in this strategy for Growing Twitter Followers.
  2. Twitter Followers to Following Percent Limit: You tin can only follow about 10% more people than follow you lot. Co-ordinate to Twitter: “this limit is different for every user and is based on your ratio of followers to following.” When you hit this limit, we’ll tell you by showing an fault bulletin in your browser. Yous’ll need to wait until you have more than followers in order to follow more users—basically, you can’t follow 10,000 people if only 100 people follow you.”
    Aforementioned every bit for limit #ane only in a higher place.
  3. Post-obit (daily): m – Joe from Cyberspace Marketing for Local Business concern believes (and I concord) that in that location are what he chosen “velocity limits”…in other words only as the tweets per solar day are split upwardly past hour then is following. While you can follow 1000 per day you can’t follow them too quickly or you’ll hit a limit that may lock down your account for up to 24 hours. I believe it is safer to follow during off hours instead of during prime U.S. business hours if you don’t desire to hit that limit. You wouldn’t want to be unable to tweet something important because you did. [NOTE: especially in newer accounts, following too many can go your account suspended. Information virtually how to recover your Twitter account here.]
  4. Tweets Per Mean solar day: Originally
    one thousand, but now

    2400 tweets per twenty-four hour period
  5. Tweets Per Hour
    (or semi-hourly interval?): I accept non plant a specific number; notwithstanding, one could theorize this would be approximately
    NOW 2400 divided by 24 hours = most

    At present ~100 tweets per hour
    . (They have to exist spread across the entire hr – not all sent in 15 minutes.) See How Many Tweets Can You lot Post Per Day for more details.
  6. Straight Messages: Originally
    per day, but now m per day; originally limited DMs to
    at present up to ten,000 characters.
  7. Changes to Account Electronic mail: iv per hour
  8. Twitter Lists:
    Yous can now make up to

    1,000 lists

    (upwardly from
    20), and each listing can include up to

    5,000 accounts

    (upward from
  9. Unfollowing Limit?
    While some speculate that there is an unfollowing limit, and Twitter has forced unfollowing tools to remove the option to majority unfollow, in my business relationship I have unfollowed thousands in one night (one at a fourth dimension). Remember that my business relationship is very well established, and then there may exist unfollowing limits on new or smaller accounts.

Brian D. Hawkins from HotBlogTips home of some of the very best blogging tips shared this of import chip of communication:

Fifty-fifty though we stay well below the radar when it comes
to Twitter limits,

at that place’due south always the risk of being
squashed if nosotros’re non careful.

He commented that Website Mag just had a very informative article on how to continue from being banned by Twitter equally they go through this huge review process. A lot of decent people are loosing their accounts everyday by doing what virtually of u.s.a. might consider business as usual. Read their Ban This! New Rules for Twitter Users for more than details.

If yous ever hear of anyone having their account banned get the give-and-take out. Maybe if nosotros rally to the defense of someone who has a quality Twitter account they will reconsider and unban them.

Note: Twitter usernames are even so limited to xv characters.

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Official Twitter Pages About Twitter Limits:

  • Twitter Post-obit Rules and Best Practices
  • What Twitter Says About Limits (Update, API, DM, and Following)
  • I Can’t Follow People – Twitter Follow Limits
  • Following Rules and Best Practices
  • The Twitter Rules

Be certain to check out my Twitter Best Practices page

Contains this post and everything from getting started on Twitter

To advanced Twitter Strategies for Businesses and Bloggers

Gail Gardner

Founder of GrowMap, Small Business organization Marketing Strategist, freelance writer and BizSugar Mastermind Community Manager. View all posts by Gail Gardner