Rate limit on DM


#1

Hi, I saw a while ago there were limits of 250/day on DM via the API, but the POST direct_messages/new page updated in May says there are no rate limits. Which is correct?

thank you,

Stuart


#2

Both are correct. Rate limits and rate limiting apply to GET-based API calls. All accounts also have allowances (unrelated to the API) on how many tweets, direct messages, and other write actions they can take.


#3

In the case of DM’s, does the api rate limit apply to the authenticated twitter user or the twitter application doing the call?


#4

DMs aren’t rate limited, but the amount that can be sent is allocated to the user who sends the DMs. Applications have no factor in the amount of DMs that a user can send.


#5

How long is the wait before you can send another DM after you’ve hit the limit. I waited over 15 hours and it still won’t let me


#6

I too would like to know how long to wait after hitting the rate limit. Knowing this will reduce twitter traffic since I wont keep trying.