Twitter Rate limiting

Rate limiting

The Twitter API uses rate limiting, meaning that for a given endpoint method you can only make a certain amount of requests over a certain minutes.

As an example, over a period of 15 minutes, you can make up to 180 requests to get information about specific tweets. The limit of 180 requests is the same for user auth and app auth.

Similar you can only make 15 requests over a period of 15 minutes to get the list of followers for a given user when using user auth, but 30 requests when using app auth.