Twitter limits the number of tweets users can read
Elon Musk has announced that Twitter is applying new limits to the number of tweets users can read, with paying verified subscribers able to see a higher number of posts compared to those who don’t subscribe to Twitter Blue.
Amid what Musk describes as “extreme levels of data scraping” and “system manipulation” on the platform, Twitter will now cap how many posts a user can see, with the new limits leading to many users unable to use Twitter until their limit is restored.
Verified Twitter users were temporarily limited to reading 6,000 posts a day – increased to 8,000 hours later.
Rate limits increasing soon to 8000 for verified, 800 for unverified & 400 for new unverified https://t.co/fuRcJLifTn
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 1, 2023
Unverified accounts – those without a blue tick – were initially limited to reading 600 posts a day, while new unverified accounts were limited to 300 posts a day. These figures were later increased to 800 and 400 respectively.
What does ‘rate limit exceeded’ mean on Twitter?
The new rate limit on Twitter restricts the number of tweets users can read, with paying Twitter Blue subscribers able to read 8000 posts a day, 800 for non-paying Twitter users & 400 for new users.
According to Twitter, the new rate limit is a ‘temporary measure’, but it has not specified how long it may last for.