A new Twitter daily follow limit comes to help battle bots and spam, as the microblog expands its fight against bad actors…
Twitter continues to introduce new friction points as roadblocks to deter bots and spammers. The company has announced via a tweet it’s changing its policies regarding follows to 400 per day.
Twitter Daily Follow Limit of 400 per Day Announced to Cut Down on Bots and Spam
The new Twitter daily follow limit substantially reduces the previous cap from 1,000 in a single day. However, it’s worth noting the new maximum is still much greater than any average human could do in a period of twenty-four hours.
Twitter provided Engadget with the following statement:
“As a part of our commitment to building a healthy service, we remain focused on stopping spam and abuse on Twitter. We found that having a high daily follow rate contributed to follower churn, and as a result, we are reducing the daily follow rate limit from 1,000 to 400.”
Currently, Twitter deals with between 8 and 10 million suspicious accounts per week. (It automatically removes about 75 percent of those.)
Follow, unfollow, follow, unfollow. Who does that? Spammers. So we’re changing the number of accounts you can follow each day from 1,000 to 400. Don’t worry, you’ll be just fine.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) April 8, 2019