Actually, the limit is 250 per account, not 250 DMs per IP.


On 2/12/11 9:10 PM, DaveH wrote:

Don't be so quick to condemn. I have an app that uses DMs and ALL DM
traffic is generated by users and they know it--so there is no
spamming. There are legitimate uses of DMs that users are OK with that
push an app beyond 250/day.

Think of it this way, if an application has 300 followers and they all
interact via private message (DM) one time per day, then 50 users will
be unable to communicate on any given day.

On Feb 12, 11:46 am, Dossy Shiobara<>  wrote:
Any one Twitter account that sends>250 DM's in a 24 hour period is

DM spamming your followers is JUST NOT OK.

On 2/12/11 2:31 PM, Trevor Dean wrote:

Just out of curiosity why can't DM's be limited by the hour instead if having 
this cap of 250/day?  I think if this was an option most of the issues 
expressed by other developers including myself would be resolved.

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