16 December 2021

Twitter 'Can't Follow' Block Continues (Case History blog post)

 Is it months?  Possibly years, and still and I cannot get this error fixed.

The underlying problem? For ordinary Twitter accounts, you don't follow accounts which don't follow you back. So after a threshold (5000 accounts for Twitter), you will have a harder time getting follows. And the ratio is unadvertised, so you won't know the target you're aiming for.

Case History

  • Case# 0240624862
  • Case# 0220594912
  • Case# 0222268402
  • Case# 0226607166
  • Case# 0241424467 
FAQ Twitter's Follow Limit FAQ (not relevant to this bug)

Twitter Support Update 

Thanks for reaching out! We are sorry that you have been dealing with Following issues on your account. We’ve provided as much information as we can about this particular issue, but we know sometimes things on Twitter are frustrating, and we appreciate that you reached out and provided us with feedback.

We took a look, and we have more info for why your account can't Follow more accounts currently.

Your account has hit a Follow ratio limit. Once an account is following 5,000 accounts, additional follow attempts are limited by account-specific ratios. Gaining more Followers should allow you to Follow more people.

We hope this helps, please let us know if you have any further questions.


***Name deleted***

Twitter Support

06 November 2021

Twitter Support for Long-Running Inability to Follow

Twitter doesn't share its data with you.  For instance, if you have a marketing campaign, and you'd like to know when a high impact influencer followed you, this data point isn't provided -- at least AFAIK.

I have a different motivation for having that data.  I would like to demonstrate the months / probably years -- that have passed since I have been able to follow anyone with @knowlengr

It was September when I last checked on the status of this request to fix what the CSR indicated was "a bug," and there's been no change and no update.

Out of desperation, because now I need to use this long-held Twitter account to reach out to journalists for a book project, I hope to get support attention by reposting the last message, provided below.