Twitter has set various limits on user activities to reduce the load on their services, as well as reduce the likelihood of spammy behaviour.
These limits are based on a combination of factors like the speed at which you follow/unfollow, how old your account is, the third party apps you use for your Twitter account and also if you're using the native Twitter app / website less frequently.
Crowdfire, by itself, only set's limits on the Free Plans and does not limit the number of follows/unfollows you can do on the Paid Plans.
Some tips we can share with you to avoid hitting the limits -
- Try and avoid following / unfollowing too many people
- Pause after you've done a bunch of them and resume later
- Spread the activity evenly through different times of the day
- Avoid using too many apps for your Twitter account
- Try and use the native Twitter app once in a while.
What happens if I hit a limit? If you do reach a limit on a Paid Plan, we'll let you know with an error message telling you which limit you've hit. For limits that are time-based (like Tweets, changes to account email, and API request limits), you'll be able to try again after the time limit has elapsed. Total bummer we know, but limits remind us to take a break and do other things outside of our Crowdfire app like eat, sleep and rest those eyes :)
The Tweet limit of 2,400 updates per day is further broken down into semi-hourly intervals. If you hit your account update/Tweet limit, please try again in a few hours after the limit period has elapsed.
The nitty gritty -
Current Twitter limits - The current technical limits for accounts are:
Tweets: 2,400 per day. The daily update limit is further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals. Retweets are counted as Tweets.
- Following (daily): The technical follow limit is 1,000 per day. Please note that this is a technical account limit only, and there are additional rules prohibiting aggressive following behavior. Details about following limits and prohibited behavior are on the Follow Limits and Best Practices page.
- Following (account-based): Once an account is following 5,000 other users, additional follow attempts are limited by account-specific ratios.
These limits include actions from all devices, including web, mobile, phone, API, etc. API requests from all third-party applications are tracked against the hourly API limit. People who use multiple third-party applications with their account will therefore reach the API limit more quickly.