Twitter increases follow limit to 5,000!

Today is a wonderful day for all compers! Twitter has finally increased the maximum follow limit for all users from 2,000 accounts to a whopping 5,000! 

Once you’ve reached the 5,000 follows, there are limits to the number of extra accounts you can follow based on your follower-to-following ratio – so you’ll need to gain around 5,000 followers before you can go beyond the limit. But 5,000 accounts will be more than enough for most compers, and is brilliant news.

Here’s what it says at Twitter’s support pages:

every user can follow 5000 people total. Once you’ve followed 5000 users, there are limits to the number of additional users you can follow: this limit is different for every user and is based on your ratio of followers to following. When you hit this limit, we’ll tell you by showing an error message in your browser.

Compers have been struggling for years with the 2,000 limit – using tools like ManageFlitter to weed out unused accounts and putting our comping friends into lists rather than following them.

This new higher limit should make Twitter a more fun place for compers! Will you be doing more comping on Twitter now?

3 Responses

  1. Sheila Reeves says:

    And I thought Twitter was being nice to just me ;)) Noticed about a week ago that I had gone over 2000 and did some searching about and couldn’t find anything about increasing the limit so thought I was just special :))

  2. Aaron Broad says:

    I thought it was broken ha I haven’t been able to follow anyone for months

  3. Michelle Shelley Bruce says:

    Great news. I was forever having to go through my list and unfollow people.

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