Twitter increases user follow limit from 2,000 to 5,000 accounts

Twitter is now allowing users to follow more people. The company has increased its follow limit from 2,000 to 5,000. The company shared the news via the company's support page and stated that every user can follow 5000 people total. You might be curious since there are users who follow well over 5,000 users already.

What Twitter has announced is rapid following of other users. Once a user has followed 5000 users, there are limits to the number of additional users one can follow and this limit is different for every user and is based the ratio of followers to following.

According to Twitter, the company will not limit the number of followers you can have. However, it will monitor how aggressively users follow other users. The company wants to make sure that none of the limits restrain reasonable usage, and will not affect most Twitter users.

The company also made it clear that it does not permit any automated or bulk following or un-following behaviour. In addition, Twitter said that Limits improve site performance by ensuring that when we send a person's message to all of their followers, the sending of that message is meaningful. Follow limits cannot be lifted by Twitter, and everyone is subject to them, including verified and developer accounts.

This month, Twitter announced to roll out a new service that will allow users to create polls. With this move, Twitter is believed to be working at improving user engagement. The poll lets users ask a question with two choices as answers, and it will remain open for 24 hours.


Published Date: Oct 29, 2015 11:00 am | Updated Date: Oct 29, 2015 11:00 am