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'You are unable to follow more people at this time'

Discussion in 'Twitter' started by ziggler, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. ziggler

    ziggler Newbie

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    I've been following about 500 people a day using a chrome addon, and now ever since yesterday I get a message when I try to follow someone saying '
    You are unable to follow more people at this time
    I've been using this addon on my other account with no problems so does anyone know what I can do? I just tried changing my password but didn't make any differene

     
  2. loedown

    loedown Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You're looking like too much of a spammer. Slow down grasshopper.
     
  3. ziggler

    ziggler Newbie

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    Will it be locked forever or will i be able to follow in a few days?
     
  4. SwiffJustus

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    I THINK I remember Twitter having something in place where you need to have a certain amount of people following you back or they'd stop you from following until a certain following to being followed ratio is met.
    I'm not absolutely sure though.
     
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  5. Adrian112

    Adrian112 Supreme Member Premium Member

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    Change accounts, IP, and browsers, and less spam
     
  6. PatrikJ

    PatrikJ Newbie

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    What is the name of the addon?

    How old is this account and how old is the other account?
     
  7. andreaog

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    It's happening to me as well, I can't follow more than 300 ppl at time, but instead of locking the following for 24 hours as it used to happen, after 3/4 hours I can follow ppl again...I think something has changed
     
  8. JokerSEO

    JokerSEO Power Member

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    More anti-spam changes from insta most likely, can't say we didn't see it coming. Does following 500 people a day look natural to you?
     
  9. andreaog

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    Not natural but it changed for sure, I've been able to follow 1000 a day, and I know for sure cos i was settig Imacros in loop 1k times
     
  10. HoNeYBiRD

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    Even if it's Twitter lol

    To OP: do what others recommended, slow down, leave bigger delays between two follow actions. I can still follow 800-1k/day with every one of my accounts.

    The daily following limit hasn't changed, it's still 1k. But there are hourly limits too, if you reach that (but you don't reach the daily limit), you'll be blocked from following for a few hours. I just don't know the specifics about this, because i don't hit the hourly limits, i leave big enough delays. If you reach the daily limit, you'll be blocked for 20-24 hours. None of these has changed a bit.

    Also check what someone mentioned above, whether you hit the 5k following wall or not.