Is there any limit in Twitter following users ?

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I have an Twitter account and now I am not be able to follow more professionals. Is there any limit of 2000 users only ?


If yes, then how other accounts has thousands of following and followers ?


Please help me out.
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  • Profile picture of the author anynewsbd
    As i know there is no limit.
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    • Profile picture of the author Deepak Kaushik
      Originally Posted by anynewsbd View Post

      As i know there is no limit.
      But after following 2000 users. I am not able to follow more.
      Link: https://twitter.com/findinglawyers

      You can check our twitter link.
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      • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
        Originally Posted by Deepak Kaushik View Post

        But after following 2000 users.
        Write your question to Google, and you'll get Twitter's explanation. Basically it's there to prevent spam.

        And yes, it's really pain in the butt even for many normal users.
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        • Profile picture of the author Deepak Kaushik
          Originally Posted by nettiapina View Post

          Write your question to Google, and you'll get Twitter's explanation. Basically it's there to prevent spam.

          And yes, it's really pain in the butt even for many normal users.
          But we are not spamming anything. It's real account.
          Can you give me suggestion that what I need to do now for follow more users ?
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          • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
            Originally Posted by Deepak Kaushik View Post

            But we are not spamming anything. It's real account.
            Can you give me suggestion that what I need to do now for follow more users ?
            That rule applies to everyone regardless. I'm not saying you're spamming, but automatic following is a common form of Twitter abuse. You're not even breaking any rules per se, you just hit a limit that many users eventually find.

            I had this period of weeks when I could not follow back without deleting a bunch of accounts I followed. And that seems to be the only solution. Cut some that are bots, are dead, or just don't contribute.

            There's good tools for this, but I can't remember the names on the top of my head.
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      • Profile picture of the author SMworkcafe
        Originally Posted by Deepak Kaushik View Post

        But after following 2000 users. I am not able to follow more.
        Link: https://twitter.com/findinglawyers

        You can check our twitter link.
        Deepak, you have reached your follow limit i.e. following 2000 people. Now you have to wait for people to follow you back to increase your 'to follow quota' to 10%.
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  • Profile picture of the author mirko76
    There is a limit of 2000, yes. After you reached that, you can follow 10% more users than you have followers. So if 3000 are following you, you can follow 3300.
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    • Profile picture of the author Deepak Kaushik
      Originally Posted by mirko76 View Post

      There is a limit of 2000, yes. After you reached that, you can follow 10% more users than you have followers. So if 3000 are following you, you can follow 3300.
      As per your opinion, I can follow 200 more users but I am not able to follow single user.
      And How can I know ratio of followers and following ?
      I also messaged to Twitter team but they didn't reply till yet.
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    • Profile picture of the author SZ
      Originally Posted by mirko76 View Post

      There is a limit of 2000, yes. After you reached that, you can follow 10% more users than you have followers. So if 3000 are following you, you can follow 3300.
      Cool. I thought the rules just apply on IG.
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  • Profile picture of the author ribadsdotcom
    Twitter limits
    The max number of tweets you are allowed to make per day 1000
    The max number of users you are allowed to follow per day 1000
    The max number of follows any account can make before follow-ratios are applied 2000
    250 direct messages you can send per day
    150 API requests per user per hour
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    The thing with social media in general is you either obey the rules or you don't use them at all. Pain in the butt, but what can you do?
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraGenJobs
    Unfollow those who don't follow you back unless their tweets and opinions matter to you somehow. Also, people don't usually don't follow back profiles that have a bad following/followers ratio.
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  • Profile picture of the author firsttender
    I think following limit is not set but you try to get natural, not to do as spammy.
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by firsttender View Post

      I think following limit is not set but you try to get natural, not to do as spammy.
      Please see the link in this thread. Or just try reading the comments.

      You have to be near 2000 followers to follow more than 2000 users.
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  • Profile picture of the author sheenagoyal13
    yes, there is a limit of 2000 followers on twitter.
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisjohn93
    There is no limit of follower in twitter.
    You can check out this links of twitter accounts have top number of followers below:
    Account followers following twittes


    1. @katyperry ( 69,381,366 ) (155) ( 6,479)
    2.@justinbieber (63,343,795) (208,075) (28,517)
    3.@BarackObama (58,896,651) (643,106) (13,455)


    Most of the following Twitter Accounts on Internet


    1. @ArabicBest ( 3,173,571) (2,398,981) (9,164)
    2.@6BillionPeople ( 2,983,937) ( 2,173,776) (172,182)
    3. @hootsuite (6,754,140) (1,594,885) (20,941)


    Twitter Account with Most number of twitts


    1. @VENETHIS 46,518 249 37, 747,608
    2. @urbandictionary 263,733 15 4,300,094
    3. @Favstar_Bot 29,396 1 3,280,698






    Hope This will clear your Doubt
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  • Profile picture of the author bizacquire
    If you can't following again,
    you must wait to the following follow back first,
    then you must unfollow users which unfollowing you.
    then you have "quota" to following users again
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Roy
    Once you've followed 2,000 users, there are limits to the number of additional users you can follow
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  • Profile picture of the author shafiqrifat
    YES ,following limit are 2000 .
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  • Profile picture of the author Member8200
    Its a Block of Twitter for avoid spammy accounts. Even if you are not spamming it will be blocked if you followed 2000 people and none of those are following you back. The best option there is you should unfollow all 2000 people and follow the ones who has the potential to follow you back.

    Hope it helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author stevexavior
    twitter enforce limit on people which you follow with your twitter account to avoid intusive following and to trim system's burden. but there is no limit on users who you can follow with your twitter account.
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  • Profile picture of the author Koolsteve
    If people don't follow you back within say a week then unfollow them so that you can follow others that will follow you back. There are Apps you can use on your phone for unfollowing which I find very useful. I know it takes time but make sure you follow people who are interested in your niche. Look at their Follow to Following ratio to ensure they are more likely to follow you back. Also are they actively tweeting daily. When I say tweeting daily, that they are interacting with their followers and not just posting auto tweets selling products. It does get easier once you break through the 2000 barier. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author gurpreetdhillon
    Yes There have.
    If your following is more that your followers then you can't follow more people.You should have to maintain your following and follower ratio.
    The same happens with me many times and on that moment what i do is that , i unfollow some people.
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  • Hello Deepak,

    As specified on the page Twitter tries to avoid activities Following aggressive they can be annoying users, such as sending private messages containing spam (which happens often).
    So has been inserted the follow-ratio, every user can follow 2000 people, when it has reached this number, apply a report from following a figure greater than 10% of followers.
    If we follow 1,900 people then we can then follow in 2090.
    If our followers are lower than we have two alternatives: to wait that increase does not add more, or delete someone who does not follow.
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  • Profile picture of the author mike719
    Originally Posted by Deepak Kaushik View Post

    I have an Twitter account and now I am not be able to follow more professionals. Is there any limit of 2000 users only ?


    If yes, then how other accounts has thousands of following and followers ?


    Please help me out.
    Limited to 2000 unless you have 2000 followers. After that you can follow exactly 10% more than the number of followers you have.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelkoehler92
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    • Profile picture of the author nettiapina
      Originally Posted by michaelkoehler92 View Post

      There are 2 ways to fix this though:
      Both of these are against the TOS. Multiple accounts is ok AFAIK, but you should not retweet your own tweets.
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  • Profile picture of the author cookiesfromhome
    Banned
    No there is no limit.
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