Twitter has introduced temporary daily limits that restrict verified users to reading a maximum of 10,000 tweets daily. Free users can read up to 1,000 tweets daily, while new users have a limit of 500 tweets. According to Elon Musk, these limits are necessary to combat large-scale data collection on the platform.
Twitter owner Elon Musk personally announced the daily limits on the platform. Initially, verified Twitter users could read a maximum of 6,000 tweets per day, while free users had a limit of 600 tweets per day, and new accounts could view up to 300 tweets per day. These limits were later increased to 8,000 tweets for verified users, 800 for free users, and 400 for new free users. However, the limits now stand at a maximum of 10,000 tweets for verified users, 1,000 for free users, and 500 for new users. Currently, there is no daily limit set for posting tweets.
In the original announcement tweet, Musk mentioned that Twitter is implementing these daily limits to address “extreme data collection and system manipulation” occurring on the social media platform. However, he did not provide further details. The daily limits are intended to be temporary, but Musk did not specify how long they will be in effect.
On Friday, it was announced that non-logged-in users would temporarily be denied access to the web version of Twitter. These users are now prompted to log in and redirected to the Twitter homepage if they choose not to do so. Elon Musk stated this is also a temporary measure to counter data scraping.