Twitter users said they hit the “daily limit” on tweets during an outage
Twitter users were stunned by posts claiming they had reached their “daily limit” for tweets, preventing them from posting to the platform on Wednesday during an apparent outage.
Many users who tried to send tweets received a message from Twitter that read, “You have exceeded your daily tweet sending limit.”
For those who tried to retweet someone else’s tweet, a message read: “Sorry! You have exceeded your tweet limit. Please try to retweet again tomorrow.”
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However, Twitter users found a loophole to post tweets during the apparent outage, namely to schedule them in advance.
Twitter direct messages were also affected by the outage.
“#TwitterDown” started gaining popularity on the platform once users learned how to post during the outage.
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Critics pointed to the technical issues, some taking aim at Twitter owner Elon Musk.
“Just an absolute clown operation @elonmusk is running,” wrote Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross. “Get this message after only 13 tweets/retweets today, and need to schedule tweets now. Not only that, but the default to schedule is for 5 days from now.”
Twitter did not immediately respond to TBEN News’ request for comment.
It’s unclear whether the “daily limit” disclaimers were just a glitch or part of the rollout of a new incentive for users to sign up for Elon Musk’s Twitter Blue program.
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Account limits currently exist, according to Twitter’s Help Center, except they’re set at “2,400 per day,” well below the activity of most users who experienced issues with their accounts.
The outage occurred during the rollout of a new Twitter Blue program that allows paid subscribers to create tweets of up to 4,000 characters instead of the default limit of 280 characters.
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The Twitter outage came days after the platform sparked outrage from conservatives for calling Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. Daines’ account was later reinstated.