Twitter has announced that it is introducing a new measure in an attempt to combat spam, the company will now reduce the amount of people you can follow each day.
Previously you could follow up to 1,000 people every day, this is being reduced to 400 and Twitter is hoping that this new measure will help reduce spam.
Follow, unfollow, follow, unfollow. Who does that? Spammers. So we’re changing the number of accounts you can follow each day from 1,000 to 400. Don’t worry, you’ll be just fine.
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) April 8, 2019
The social network told Engadget that “We found that having a high daily follow rate contributed to follower churn, and as a result, we are reducing the daily follow rate limit from 1,000 to 400.”
Follower Churn is where someone follows someone and then quickly unfollows them, in the hope that the person they followed will follow when back. It will be interesting to see is this makes a significant impact on Spam