These are just a few questions asked regarding Twitter and its limitations. There are many limits put into place so spam and other malicious methods of reaching people are stopped. We’re going to go over the top 10 questions usually asked.
#1 How many users can I follow per day?
To be safe I’d say 200 max, if you really want to push the limit you might get away with 1000. I recommend you keep it under 200 or your account may be suspended do to suspicious activity.
#2 How many users can I follow in total?
The short answer is 2000. If you would like to follow people, you are allowed to, but Twitter places a ratio of following to followers. You are allowed to follow 10% more users than your follower count. For example if you have 10,000 followers, you are allowed to follow 11,000.
#3 How Many Users can I unfollow per day?
Great, you’ve spent some time following influencers in your community and potential customers. Lots of people have followed you back, but many have not. You can’t follow any more users because you’ve reached your ratio (as explained in question #2) It is time to unfollow users who do not follow you. While there is no defined limit as to how many people you can follow per day, take it slow as you don’t want to be suspended for suspicious activity. We recommend no more than 200 unfollows per day to be on the safe side.
#4 How many tweets can I send per day?
Twitter currently has a limit of 1000 tweets per day. This does include retweets. If you spend your entire day and night on Twitter you might possibly reach this limit.
#5 How many direct messages can I send per day?
The answer is simple, 250.
#6 What are the total number of lists that I can create?
You can create up to 1000 lists. Each of these lists can have up to 5000 accounts in each list. You technically could follow the tweets of 5 million twitter users each year.
#7 How many words can my Tweet be?
Tweets are not limited to words, but to characters. This includes spaces. A tweet can be up to 140 characters. Don’t forget if you are linking to a website you’ll need to leave space in your message for the URL. If you want to shorten the url try using a link shortening service such as bit.ly.
#8 How many letters can my username be?
15. We recommend keeping your username as short as possible. If a customer is looking to tweet you, make sure to use a name that represents your company. (ie Universal Studio’s Theme Park’s Twitter name is @universalorl. If they choose something like @themeparkorlando, it would be difficult for customers to find their username)
#9 How many letters can my bio be?
Bio’ cannot exceed 160 characters. This is your elevator pitch for your company, on the fastest elevator in the world. Take time, be concise. If there is value add a link to your site.
#10 What size image should I use for my profile picture?
We recommend uploading a 500 x 500 pixel image. This will ensure high quality and perfect fit. There are optimal sizes of pictures to post to your feed (we’ll blog about this soon), make sure the image size does not exceed 3mbs.