Error message “You are unable to follow more people at this time”


Started a new company and all the social media - suddenly last week, twitter account started returning this message, “Unable to follow more people at this time” The account is neither blocked nor suspended. Twitter has no mechanism to discuss or get help. And this dev site is the only place where it has been discussed. Got suggestions on how to solve the problem???

Details are following 1620, followers 1593. The error message has been coming up for a solid week.

At wits end!!!


Following lots of people in a short space of time will trigger this - especially if you’re using the API. There’s more info on the support pages &


Sorry you find this frustrating, but there is information on the support site to help you. This forum exists to help developers with API questions. Thanks.

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