Filter realtime Tweets

Overview contents

The Twitter API platform offers two options for streaming realtime Tweets. Each option offers a varying number of filters and filtering capabilities - see the below summary for more details:

API Category Number of filters  Filtering operators Rule management
 statuses/filter Standard 400 keywords, 5,000 userids and 25 location boxes
Standard operators One filter rule on one allowed connection, disconnection required to adjust rule
 PowerTrack Enterprise Up to 250,000 filters per stream, up to 2,048 characters each  Premium operators Thousands of rules on a single connection, no disconnection needed to add/remove rules using Rules API