I know, you’ve got a new iPhone and you want to back fill your timeline with old messages… but you find that you’ve reached a limit or it looks like the App has broken trying to load extra pages.
In fact your question is better posed to Twitter themselves who set an abitary limit on the number of Tweets you can retrieve for certain timelines.
The limits as we understand them at the time of writing are as follows
- Home timeline (thats your main timeline of people you follow): last 800 tweets
- Mentions timeline: last 800 tweets
- An individual user’s timeline, that is tweets a user has made or retweeted themselves: last 3,200 tweets
- Search: last week’s worth of tweets
Don’t worry all your old tweets still exist inside Twitter’s database, they simply don’t let external clients access anything beyond that listed above.