FOLLOWS_OVER_LIMIT and direct messages



Hi. Our application sends and receives direct messages (primarily for the purposes of conducting polls) and it uses user streams to fetch new direct messages. One of our users has about 40K followers and when we connect a user stream to their handle we get this warning:

The requested user follows more accounts than the maximum supported by this streaming endpoint. Only a subset of 10000 followed accounts are included in this stream.

We’d like clarification about what this means for direct messages. We should still receive all direct messages sent from any user and not just the 10,000 subset of followers right?


Hello? Anyone?