September 21, 2023

Twitter is at the moment limiting the variety of tweets customers can view per day. Over the weekend, Elon Musk, the brand new CTO of Twitter, introduced that these momentary restrictions had been applied to “handle excessive ranges of knowledge scraping & system manipulation.”

On June 30, Musk additionally confirmed that Twitter was now requiring all customers to log in first to have the ability to browse “A number of hundred organizations (possibly extra) had been scraping Twitter information extraordinarily aggressively, to the purpose the place it was affecting the true person expertise,” Musk claimed.

As of yesterday, Twitter Blue subscribers can see as much as 10,000 tweets per day, nevertheless it drops to 1,000 without spending a dime customers and 500 for Twitter customers who simply signed up. As soon as reaching these limits, Twitter customers will see notifications saying both “One thing went mistaken. Attempt reloading,” or  “Sorry, you might be charge restricted. Please wait a number of moments then strive once more.”

As reported by TechCrunch, these every day limits are at the moment extra of an issue for customers of TweetDeck. The favored social media dashboard lets customers view a number of timelines directly, and that may improve the variety of considered tweets fairly quick.

Limiting how a lot time you’ll be able to spend on Twitter doesn’t look like one of the simplest ways to maintain customers and advertisers on the platform. Anyway, the present restrictions on Twitter might improve curiosity in competing platforms.

In addition to Mastodon, Bluesky, the decentralized social community co-founded by Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and former CEO of Twitter seems to be welcoming many disenchanted Twitter customers today, despite the fact that it stays invite-only. Threads, Meta’s Twitter clone was additionally noticed on the Google Play Retailer this weekend.