‘Twitter jail’ is a common internet phrase used to describe the temporary or permanent ban of your Twitter account. The ban can be on the entire account or on some features. So, why will Twitter ban an account? What are the impacts of a ban? How to avoid such bans? What are the allowed limits on each Twitter action? These are a few things that every business account on Twitter must know. Don’t worry if you do not know already. You will know when you reach the end of this blog.
Firstly, any account must know the exact limits on the most used Twitter actions like tweeting, following and DM. Because when you plan your business promotions on Twitter, you can review the limits as well. Not adhering to these limits can get your account banned for a few hours or days. Here are some of the common limitations.
Avoiding Twitter Jail
In ideal situations, you are not allowed to follow more than 400 new accounts per day. The above number can change if you are already following thousands of accounts. Crossing this limit will end up in a ban of using a few Twitter features. Twitter also has a few additional rules to stop accounts from aggressively following a lot of people. For instance, if you hit a follow on all your suggestions, Twitter will stop you from doing so for a few minutes. So, whether you are doing it manually or through automating your account, make sure you stick to this follow limit.
The maximum number of tweets allowed from a single account per day is 2400. Remember retweets and quoted tweets are also included in this count. Besides the day limit, the limits are further broken down by each hour.
The limit on Direct Messages is 1000 per day. Please note, 1000 is the limit for only the messages sent and the received messages do not have this limit. DM promotions are quite common for business accounts. So, the next time you do a DM promotion for your business account, set the limit clear.
Twitter also has a limit to email id changes. The maximum allowed number of email id change is 4 times in an hour. It is highly unlikely for an account to change the email id 4 times in an hour. Still, it is a good fact to know.
Remember these numbers to avoid the Twitter jail. Do not try to evade or bypass any of the mentioned limits. Twitter has a well-designed system that can find the smallest of malpractices. Trying from multiple devices or using third-party applications to evade these limits will not help you. Do not spend time checking on the other options. Because they simply do not exist.
The above-mentioned limits will usually get you temporary bans. After a specific period of time, you will be allowed back. However, there are other reasons that could get you banned off from Twitter. Some of them can get you banned forever. Know what are the other reasons that can have you banned in Twitter,
Twitter’s policies are getting harsher on offensive and abusive tweets. One offensive or racial tweet can get your account banned for life. Always review your tweet with this in mind before clicking the tweet button.
There have been increasing complaints about fake information being circulated on social media. Twitter, in an attempt to stop fake news, adds a tag in posts that are suspected to have fake news. Such tags can spoil your account’s reputation badly. Also, repeated breach of this code gets your account banned. Verify the information on your tweets and retweets to keep your account safe.
Tweeting or Direct Messaging questionable or extreme content is a good thing to avoid for a business account. Remember DMs are also reviewed. Any misleading links can get you in trouble.
The above-mentioned guidelines are said with business accounts in mind. Read through Twitter’s Rules and Policies for all the guidelines.
What if you are Banned by Mistake?
There is one more important thing to be known. All these guidelines are monitored by Twitter’s automated system. In case if you feel you are banned by mistake by Twitter, you can always raise a concern with Twitter. Twitter will look into your inquiry and release your account if you are wrongly banned. Wrongly banning usually happens in content-related bans. The AI (Artificial Intelligence) system can falter at times since it uses keywords to know if we breached any code of conduct. So, in case of bans based on content, review your tweet once and raise a query if you are wrongly banned.
We are sure that now you are clearer about the actions that can land you in Twitter jail. Avoid these actions or you will hate it when your account is banned by Twitter.