Direct Message Send Limits per 15 minutes


I have been developing an automated DM sending functionality and I am a bit confused on the Rate Limits regarding Direct Message Sending.

According to: The API Rate Limit Documentation ( the limit is 1000 messages per day.

Is there an additional limit to how many messages we can send per 15 minutes?


Yes, all rate limits are broken into 15 minute windows, so you can infer that you’d have to break that 1000 down. The rate limits around sending Tweets and DMs are also somewhat adaptive based on our spam detection systems to prevent abuse, so it might not be a uniform number.

You will also want to take a look at our Automation rules and best practices.