Rate limits

Standard API rate limits per window

Standard

POST endpoints

The standard API rate limits described in this table refer to POST endpoints. These rate limits apply to the standard API endpoints only, does not apply to premium APIs.

Endpoint Resource family POST limit window POST per user limit POST per app limit
POST statuses/update
create content 3 hours* 300* 300*
POST statuses/retweet/:id
create content 3 hours* 300* 300*
POST favorites/create
favorites 24 hours 1000 1000
POST friendships/create
friendships 24 hours 400 1000
POST direct_messages/events/new
direct messages 24 hours 1000 15000

 

Please note - The 300 per 3 hours is with the POST statuses/update and POST statuses/retweet/:id endpoints is a combined limit. You can only post 300 Tweets or Retweets during a 3 hour period. 

For example, if your Twitter app makes 200 requests to the POST statuses/update endpoint within a three hour period, your app will only be able to make 100 requests to the POST statuses/retweet/:id endpoint during that period. 
 

GET endpoints

The standard API rate limits described in this table refer to GET (read) endpoints. Note that endpoints not listed in the chart default to 15 requests per allotted user. All request windows are 15 minutes in length.  These rate limits apply to the standard API endpoints only, does not apply to premium APIs.

Endpoint Resource family Requests / window (user auth) Requests / window (app auth)
GET account/verify_credentials application 75 0
GET application/rate_limit_status application 180 180
GET favorites/list favorites 75 75
GET followers/ids followers 15 15
GET followers/list followers 15 15
GET friends/ids friends 15 15
GET friends/list friends 15 15
GET friendships/show friendships 180 15
GET geo/id/:place_id geo 75 0
GET help/configuration help 15 15
GET help/languages help 15 15
GET help/privacy help 15 15
GET help/tos help 15 15
GET lists/list lists 15 15
GET lists/members lists 900 75
GET lists/members/show lists 15 15
GET lists/memberships lists 75 75
GET lists/ownerships lists 15 15
GET lists/show lists 75 75
GET lists/statuses lists 900 900
GET lists/subscribers lists 180 15
GET lists/subscribers/show lists 15 15
GET lists/subscriptions lists 15 15
GET search/tweets search 180 450
GET statuses/lookup statuses 900 300
GET statuses/mentions_timeline statuses 75 0
GET statuses/retweeters/ids statuses 75 300
GET statuses/retweets_of_me statuses 75 0
GET statuses/retweets/:id statuses 75 300
GET statuses/show/:id statuses 900 900
GET statuses/user_timeline statuses 900 1500
GET trends/available trends 75 75
GET trends/closest trends 75 75
GET trends/place trends 75 75
GET users/lookup users 900 300
GET users/search users 900 0
GET users/show users 900 900
GET users/suggestions users 15 15
GET users/suggestions/:slug users 15 15
GET users/suggestions/:slug/members users 15 15
 

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