Recently Twitter took several measures to make the platform better for users and combat spammers. Now Twitter has announced that it’s cutting the number of accounts Twitter users can follow, from 1,000 per day to just 400. The move will help to control the spammers.
“Follow, unfollow, follow, unfollow. Who does that? Spammers,” the Twitter safety team said in a tweet. “So we’re changing the number of accounts you can follow each day from 1,000 to 400. Don’t worry, you’ll be just fine.”
Follow, unfollow, follow, unfollow. Who does that? Spammers. So we’re changing the number of accounts you can follow each day from 1,000 to 400. Don’t worry, you’ll be just fine.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) April 8, 2019
Last year, the company cracked down on “bulk tweeting” that allowed accounts to tweet the same content from multiple accounts.
Several companies had been offering tools that allowed their customers to automatically follow a large number of users with little effort. This works as a growth tactic because some people will follow back out of courtesy, without realizing they’ve followed a bot.