Twitter continues to limit features for free users, but Twitter Blue users will be able to read 10 times more tweets.
Twitter it has fallen againnews that unfortunately we have had to give you several times since Elon Musk took the reins of the company. The users of the little bird’s social network are experiencing failures that prevent them from reading the messages written by the people who follow in your timeline or refresh the home page. But there’s not much hope that the issue will be fixed anytime soon because Elon Musk has confirmed that the change limiting the number of tweets users can read is a new feature that’s here to stay.
The tycoon used the social network to explain that as of today existing free accounts will only be able to read 600 tweets. If the account is new, the limit is much tougher and is restricted to 300 tweets. Of course, those who have decided to pay for Twitter Blue will be able to read up to 6,000 tweets a day. Must has explained that he makes this decision to try to avoid “the extraction and abuse of data from the platform.” A problem that he has been dealing with for a long time. Not for nothing decided to cut API access to alternative apps.
Twitter users have not been slow to show their anger because most cannot read their timeline which constantly shows a message that says: “limit charge exceeded” and invites you to wait a few minutes to try again. But also, the anger is accumulating because the CEO of the company has been taking decisions constantly that are detrimental to users. Like eliminating free identity verification or opening the doors to hate speech.
To address the extreme levels of data extraction and system manipulation, we have applied the following time limits:
– Verified accounts are limited to reading 6000 posts per day
– Unverified accounts at 600 posts/day
– New unverified accounts at 300/day
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 1, 2023
But it is also, Musk has not explained how Twitter measures the number of Tweets or what it considers a “tweet read.”. Every Twitter that appears when you scroll? The ones you click on? At the moment the limitation seems to be restricted to the app. At least until the moment of writing this article, I can access it without any problem from my computer.
What is absolutely clear is that the limitation does not only affect those who cannot read the tweets, but also the creators who will see their reach further restricted. Even those who currently pay for the Twitter Blue verification service because with this restriction you will not be able to reach all the users who currently follow you.