To my knowledge (and I might be wrong, but this is what I understand to be

  - there is a limit of 250 DMs per day for a user account, blanketly
applied. Whitelisting for an application has no effect on this limit. This
isn't an API limit. It's a limit for a Twitter user. A twitter user could
contribute to their allocation by using the website or an API client.

Taylor Singletary
Developer Advocate, Twitter

On Wed, May 12, 2010 at 8:43 AM, Mo <> wrote:

> I'm trying to find a reliable source for whitelist limits for Direct
> Messaging.  I looked through the "direct messaging limits and best
> practices for individual services?" thread - but
> there weren't any authoritative descriptions of whitelist limits.
> What I'm looking for is:
> 1. DMs allowed per user per hour, and per day - (Where user is defined
> as someone using an app).
> 2. DMs allowed per app per hour, and per day
> I saw that Doug Williams had said that whitelisted users get 5000 DMs
> per day, but didn't specify whether that was an app total or a total
> for a random user using an app for DMs. The hourly limit for
> whitelisted apps wasn't specified at all.
> -Mo

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