Rules and limitations for Twitter

Twitter has a lot of rules about how you can and cannot use the service. These rules are often seen as a way to get people to behave in a certain way, but they are more likely a reflection of what Twitter sees as its best strategy for growth and success.

These rules are designed to make Twitter more appealing to everyone, the way a good game has rules and limitations that make it fun for everyone.

What gets you suspended on Twitter?

Twitter allows you to follow accounts and engage with them. However, there are some rules that we ask you to follow when using Twitter:

  • Violence: Violence is not permitted on Twitter. You may not threaten or promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people based on race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability, or disease. We also do not allow accounts whose primary purpose is inciting harm toward others based on these categories.
  • Terrorism/violent extremism: The promotion of terrorism and terrorist organizations is prohibited on Twitter. You may not use the service for illegal purposes or promote violence against civilians, and Twitter also does not permit the glorification of groups that do so.
  • Child sexual exploitation: Twitter prohibits posting images depicting minors in a sexualized manner and any links to sites containing such material. Accounts found sharing this type of content will be permanently suspended without warning.
  • Hateful conduct: This includes attacking or threatening groups of people based on their race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and religious affiliation.
  • Spam: Any automated features like bots and syndication feeds to post identical or substantially similar content, replies, or mentions over multiple accounts or duplicate updates on one account.

How long do Twitter suspensions last?

The length of a Twitter suspension depends on the type of violation.

A temporary suspension can last from 12 hours to 7 days. A permanent suspension, which bans you from using the platform, is for life.

Temporary suspensions are usually issued for violating rules about spamming, impersonating other users, or posting copyrighted content. If your account has been suspended, you’ll receive an email from Twitter explaining why and what steps you need to take to get it back up and running.

Permanent suspensions are usually issued for violations of Twitter’s policy against hateful conduct or violent threats. You may also be permanently suspended if you use bots (automated accounts) to boost your tweets or harass other users.

How long is tweet limit?

Twitter limits you to sending 1,000 messages per day. If you’re like the average user who sends just under one daily tweet, that will give you plenty of room for all of your tweets. The Twitter limit is 2,400 tweets per day.

How many hashtags should I use on Twitter?

You’ve heard it before: “Hashtags are good for you.” But how many hashtags should you use on Twitter? The answer is two.

The hashtag is a great way to connect with other people and brands in your sector, but it can also make your message look spammy or unprofessional if you overuse it. If you’ve ever looked at someone’s Twitter profile and wondered why they have so many hashtags in their bio, this post is for you.


Keeping Twitter a place where people feel comfortable, at least most of the time, is our responsibility as both users and administrators. Social media is powerful. We can spread knowledge and movement in ways that would otherwise be impossible. To do this, we must do all we can to keep the atmosphere on Twitter healthy and conducive to all users building relationships with others through self-expression.

Social Media Marketing by Glen Huff

Hi, I'm Glen Huff!

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