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How to Get Out of Twitter Jail

How to Get Out of Twitter Jail

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The Twitter Jail

Twitter Jail is a slang phrase used to describe Twitter's limits on tweets, direct messages and followers per day. Twitter uses this method to reduce spammers and reduce error pages. Start by understanding Twitter’s limits and working around them to avoid Twitter Jail.

If you have found you...

Understanding Twitter Limits

  1. Start by following the restriction of 100 tweets per hour. This includes retweets and links.
  2. Don’t tweet more than 1,000 times per day. If you exceed this limit, you will be in Twitter Jail until the following day.
  3. Reduce your Direct ...

Getting Out of Twitter Jail

Wait patiently. 

If you receive an error message when you are trying to tweet, message or retweet after being very active, you are most likely in Twitter Jail.

  • Read the step above to see how long you are likely to have an inactive account.
  • Your error mess...

Avoid Tweeting on Multiple Devices

Twitter also has API limits. In other words, they limit the interactions between applications and software more than direct interaction with the Twitter website.

Many people find it easier to end up in Twitter Jail if they are using a third-party Twitter client, a blog, a phone app and a co...

Email Twitter Support

  • If your account has not returned to normal, you may have been identified as a spam account.
  • Email twitter.com/support with your account name and problem.
  • If Twitter believes they have associated you with spam incorrectly they will reinstate your account and apologize.

Reduce the Amount You Tweet and Retweet

  • Twitter has set what they believe are reasonable limits for personal tweeting.
  • Dial back your tweeting for a week, to see if your results actually improve as you are more discerning.

Create another Twitter Account

  • If you do not want to limit your tweets or follows, then make a second or third free Twitter account.
  • Try to associate the accounts with each other, so that it will be easy to gain followers who are familiar with your first account.

Be Selective with Your Twitter Clients

  • Choose whether you want to use your computer, phone or blog and stick to that client.
  • Reducing your Twitter clients will help you to remain within API limits and keep you out of Twitter Jail.

Beware That Blog Tweeting May Result In Duplicate Content

  • If you want to post links to your blog yourself, unlink your website from your Twitter account.
  • Every time you post new content, your website may push it to Twitter.
  • If you do not want to tweet new content yourself, then linking your accounts may be the best option.

Propose that You Text or Email with Twitter Users

Direct messaging limits may be easy to reach if you are using them for work or important conversations.

Reach out via email or phone to save time with work conversations or networking.

Don't Be A Spammer And Follow The Basic Online Etiquettes

This should be obvious, but worth noting anyway.

Be meticulous about following the rules on Twitter. Make sure you’re not spamming, harassing, or posting content that may be deemed too “offensive.”

Don't Tag Your Favourite Celebrity Every Time

Twitter takes how you interact with other accounts into consideration. Constantly commenting on or tagging accounts that you don’t follow or who don’t follow you can be considered a red flag. If you are getting sucked into troll drama, consider blocking rather than engaging. Retweet post...

If Your Account Is New, Wait

This might not feel helpful if you’re trying to hit the ground running with a fresh Twitter account, but Twitter does take the age of an account into consideration. This is because trolls often create new accounts to avoid bans and blocking. In a month or two, if you have tried everything else an...

Use Decentralized Social Media

One of the biggest problems with Twitter is that it is a massive, centralized, proprietary system. This means that users have no control over what happens to them, and are prevented from gaining important knowledge about their own accounts.

While many people rely on Twitter for social reach...

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