Rate limits and the new Twitter API

What’s changing? As you may be aware Twitter are transitioning all users from version 1.0 of their API to version 1.1. For most users this doesn’t mean anything nor will they be aware of this except in one specific change which may cause a lot of pain for both client developers and users alike…. Rate Limits. What are Rate limits Rate limits are quite simply the number of times you can access certain features on Twitter within a given time. Rate limiting in version 1.0 of the Twitter API was quite simple, you had a bucket of 350 requests you could make in any given hour period and if you went over it, Twitter blocked you until that period had passed and all started working again. 350 was usually more than adequate for the majority of users. However with version 1.1 of the Twitter API this has all changed. Rate…Keep Reading