Twitter’s daily limit for posts: how to fix the problem and get tweeting
Due to an apparent technical glitch, Twitter has been telling users that they’ve exceeded their daily post limit. This is how you can sidestep the problem.
Twitter users were hit with an unexpected issue on Wednesday, as the social-media platform blocked them from tweeting because they had supposedly reached their daily limit of posts.
Twitter claims users have tweeted over 2,000 times in a day
According to Twitter rules, users aren’t allowed to publish more than 2,400 tweets in a single day. However, tweeters have been finding that they get barred from posting even though they haven’t overstepped that limit.
This problem happened to AS USA, which for around an hour on Wednesday received the error message: “You are over the daily limit for sending Tweets.”
As of about 6pm ET, AS USA was able to tweet once more.
How to avoid Twitter’s post-limit error
As the tweeter @XoseCastro explains, there is a workaround if you find yourself coming up against the ‘daily limit’ error: if you send the post as a scheduled tweet, it will publish correctly.
“If you get this absurd error, the only way to avoid it is to programme your tweet for within a couple of minutes’ time,” he says.
“This is what happens when you fire most of the technical staff”
Reacting to the technical glitch, one user - who had worked out how to sidestep the error - tweeted: “Guess this is what happens when you fire most of the technical staff eh, Twitter?”
“So... seems like Twitter’s doing great,” another tweeter quipped.
Error happens after character limit raised to 4,000 per tweet
This error, along with a number of others, were noted by users after Twitter raised the character limit per tweet to 4,000, up from 280.
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