Requests per rate limit window for app not at 300


According to, the Requests per rate limit window is 180/user and 300/app.

I’m hitting the 180 limit with my app

How do I get the 300?

I like to think my app is correctly created as an app:

What am I missing? Many thanks,



Did you read correctly the doc? According to it: “User timelines belonging to protected users may only be requested when the authenticated user either “owns” the timeline or is an approved follower of the owner.”

So either you use the “sign in with twitter”, so when you execute your requests, you have the user limit & not the app limit.

According to the above doc, to get the 300 limit, you have to use “application-only authentication”: “When using application-only authentication, rate limits are determined globally for the entire application”