Twitter MentionTimeline returning 503:The Twitter servers are up, but overloaded with requests error continuously



Hi Twitter Community,
I am continuously getting 503:The Twitter servers are up, but overloaded with requests while using API endpoint.

This is the account I am using:

Can you please tell me if there is any issue with the twitter servers?


Was this just for one account, but working for others?

It sounds like there was possibly a traffic spike - the error message is pretty clear on this. The error codes page specifies that you should retry later.


Hello @andypiper
We are still facing the same issue for this account. It is happening only for this account and is continuously happening for the past 4 days.


You’re still getting a 503 error?


yes @andypiper


How often are you calling the endpoint.

As mentioned on the other thread, that account receives a very high volume of mentions so I can imagine that this kind of error may occur if the servers are struggling to keep up. A 503 is temporary and suggests that you should retry at a later time. Your other thread implies that this is intermittent, as you’re able to get mentions sometimes but not at others.