The Threads app quickly became a sensation shortly after its debut for a compelling reason. It offers Twitter-like features but in a simpler and more open format.
With Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, the platform has undergone some changes, along with the introduction of new rules. In response to the prior issues involving verified blue checkmarks, Elon Musk has now imposed a daily limit on how many tweets a user can view.
What are the new Twitter post limits?
We’re not entirely sure why Twitter has these limits, but they might be to keep their servers from getting too busy, make sure the platform stays stable, or even encourage people to get verified on Twitter.
Regardless of the why, here’s what you need to know about the current Twitter limits:
- If you’re new and not verified, you can post up to 500 times.
- If you’re not verified, but you’ve been around a bit, you get a bit more leeway with 1,000 posts.
- Verified accounts have the most freedom, with a cap of 10,000 posts.
So, for example, if you’re a newcomer without that blue checkmark, you can only view 500 posts each day. If you go over these limits, you’ll see messages like ‘Cannot retrieve Tweets at this time’ or ‘Rate limit exceeded.’
This limit can be pretty frustrating, and it’s one of the reasons why some folks prefer using Threads as an alternative.
How to Get Around the Twitter Rate Limit?
Surprisingly, there are actually quite a few ways you can try to bypass the Twitter Rate Limit. But keep in mind, this limit is set by Twitter’s servers, so there’s no guarantee that any single method will work. You’ll need to test them one by one until you find one that works for you.
One important thing to note is that if you’re just using Twitter normally and not running a bot or collecting data from public profiles, you probably won’t run into the rate limit. So, please make sure you’re not trying to bypass these restrictions for any improper reasons.
Old Twitter Chrome extension to bring back the old Twitter look
If you’re tired of running into Twitter’s rate limit when using the website on your computer, there’s a simple solution. You can use a special tool called the Old Twitter Chrome extension to bring back the old Twitter look and avoid these limits.
The old Twitter layout doesn’t have those annoying restrictions, so you won’t see any rate limit errors. This extension works with Chrome, Edge, and Firefox browsers. Here’s how to use it:
Keep in mind that we’re showing you the steps using Google Chrome, but you can do something similar with other browsers once you’ve added the extension.
- Open your web browser (like Google Chrome) and go to the Old Twitter Layout extension page.
- On that page, click the “Add to Chrome” button.
- Confirm your choice by clicking “Add Extension” when a prompt pops up.
- After the extension is added, just go to twitter.com to see the old Twitter layout.
- You can even customize this old layout. Click on the Old Twitter Layout extension icon and choose “Open Settings.”
- In the settings, you can make changes to how the old Twitter layout looks and works to suit your preferences.
Using Opera GX Browser
Opera GX is a special web browser made for gamers, and it’s great for both computers and smartphones. It has cool features for gaming and can help you avoid Twitter’s rate limit issues. The best part is, you don’t have to change how Twitter looks.
If you don’t want to use an extension to dodge Twitter’s rate limit, you can try Opera GX. Here’s how:
Start by opening your regular web browser and get the Opera GX Browser. If you want it on your phone, you can find it on the Google Play Store (for Android) or the Apple App Store (for iOS).
- Once it’s downloaded, install it and open the browser.
- Now, go to Twitter.com and log in with your Twitter account.
- As soon as you’re logged in, you can scroll through Twitter without any rate limit issues. Enjoy a smoother Twitter experience with Opera GX!
Get Around the Twitter Rate Limit on Your Phone
Sometimes, when you’re using the Twitter app on your phone, you might run into a problem called the Twitter Rate Limit if you’re scrolling too quickly. If you see a message that says “Rate Limit Exceeded” on the Twitter mobile app, here’s what you can do:
If you get the “Rate Limit Exceeded” error on the mobile app, try using Twitter in a web browser on your phone instead. And if you’re having the same issue on the web browser, try using the official Twitter app for your phone. Use the one where you don’t see the rate limit message.
If both Twitter’s website and the mobile app are giving you trouble with rate limits, you can solve this by downloading and installing a web browser called Opera GX. It should help you scroll through Twitter without any problems.
Get Around Twitter’s Rate Limit on Android by Installing Twitter as an App
Sometimes, if you’re having trouble with the Twitter rate limit, switching to the web version of Twitter can help. You can try making the Twitter website into a special app on your smartphone, and this app is really good at bypassing the rate limit. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open the Google Chrome web browser on your smartphone.
- Go to Twitter.com and log in with your Twitter account.
- Tap on the three dots at the top right corner of the screen. Then, from the menu that pops up, select “Install App.”
- When you see a message asking if you want to install the app, tap the “Install” button.
- Now, you’ll have a special Twitter app on your phone, and you’ll find its icon on your home screen.
Make Twitter Work Better on iPhone by Creating an App
Just like on Android, you can make Twitter work better on your iPhone by turning it into a special kind of app called a “Progressive Web App.” Here’s how:
- Open the Safari web browser on your iPhone and go to Twitter.com.
- At the bottom of the screen, you’ll see a Share icon – it looks like a square with an arrow. Tap on that.
- From the choices that show up, select “Add to Home Screen.”
- You’ll see a message asking if you want to put the app on your home screen. Tap “Install.”
Look at Twitter Without Logging In Using Twitter Viewer
You don’t always need to log in to your Twitter account to see what’s happening. You can do this by using something called TweetDeck, which used to be a separate service but is now part of Twitter. Here’s how to use it:
- Go to TweetDeck and log in with your Twitter account.
- In TweetDeck, you can set up different sections to look at different parts of Twitter. Just add the sections you want to see.
- The rate limit error won’t bother you when you use TweetDeck in your web browser.
To try it out, just open your favorite web browser and visit the TweetDeck website. Sign in with your Twitter account, and click the “Add Some Columns” button. Now you can easily see and manage lots of Twitter stuff without any rate limit issues.
Make a New Twitter Account
If you’ve tried all the other ways and still can’t get around the rate limit, it might be a good idea to create a new Twitter account.
The rate limit is tied to your specific account. So, if you’re stuck, you can simply make another Twitter account and start using it to check your feed.
But here’s a heads-up: new unverified Twitter accounts can only view 500 posts per day.
Has Twitter gotten rid of the rate limit?
No, Twitter still has the rate limit, but they’ve changed how it works. Originally, verified users could see 6,000 Tweets, unverified users had a limit of 600, and new unverified users could see 300 Tweets.
But after getting feedback, Elon Musk made some changes. Now, verified users can look at 10,000 posts, unverified users have a limit of 1,000 posts, and new unverified users can see 500 posts.
How to Escape Twitter’s Rate Limit
If you’re stuck in Twitter’s rate limit, there are a few ways to break free. One simple solution is to switch the platform you’re using. For instance, if you usually use the Twitter app, try using Twitter’s website on your mobile web browser instead. This change can often help you avoid the rate limit.
Why Did Twitter Add the Rate Limit?
Twitter put the rate limit in place to stop bots and troublemakers from causing problems on the platform. They wanted to prevent accounts from gathering a lot of public Twitter data to make AI models and control conversations on the platform in ways that could be harmful.
When Does the Twitter Rate Limit Reset?
The Twitter rate limit for viewing posts goes back to normal every 24 hours. So, if you ever see an error while looking at posts, just wait a few hours, or if you want, you can make a new Twitter account.
Usually, if you’re not doing anything tricky like using bots to gather lots of public Twitter stuff, you won’t run into the rate limit in your regular use. The current limit of 1,000 posts per day for older unverified accounts is usually enough for regular checking. But if you want more freedom, you can switch to Threads, a different app that doesn’t have these limits.