Rate limit reset in non-15 minute increments?


Hi -

I have my app set up to run every 15 minutes and check the current rate limits (for search). I understand that my 15 minute windows will not coincide exactly with Twitter’s, but it is running into remaining=0 more frequently than I expect. I started logging the results of the rate limit call, and to my surprise consecutive reset values do not appear to be 15 minutes apart, they are currently more like 23-24 minutes apart.

I understand that altering the reset period might be your way of controlling capacity during high-demand periods. Is this what’s going on, or am I mis-interpreting what I’m seeing, or otherwise buggering something up?


  • JB