I feel I’m letting you know this news a bit late, platforms and apps have were warned in FeEburuary that this would go into effect on the 23rd of March! So, whats going on – Twitter is cracking down on multiple accounts bulk tweeting because they are finally trying to get rid of spammers. I haven’t been this please since I read about Twitter finally stamping down on Auto DMs – the other twitter Spam
What does it mean, Twitter is cracking down on multiple accounts bulk tweeting
It means if you have more than one account, and are sending the same tweet out from all of them, even if staggered, you could get banned.
Yoel Roth on the Twitter Developer blog told 3rd parties, that Twitter were changing the APL to limit the ability of users to perform coordinated actions across multiple accounts. And changing the use on Tweetdeck. They see it as spam, and they are really trying hard to crack down on spam.
I think it’s a good idea, too many people are ruining Twitter by gaming the social network for whatever reason. Some people having 20 or so accounts just so that they look like they are important getting the accounts to retweet them and even comment on them. Much of this comes from users trying to higher Klout score or higher follower numbers. It’s those people that are ruining it. Not really the small businesses who are just trying to reach more readers by making the most of other accounts. I do have a few accounts but I don’t usually bulk tweet, because they are for different subjects however sometimes they might retweet each other, which is allowed if not overused.
Less automation in this way is a brilliant idea, for Twitter, and maybe real social media managers can get on with their work again without all of these cheap bots, with their auto DMs and automation trying to take over and ruin Twitter for everyone. We type fast enough to not have to use automation, haha 🙂
The use of any form of automation (including scheduling) to post identical or substantially similar content, or to perform actions such as Likes or Retweets, across many accounts that have authorized your app (whether or not you created or directly control those accounts) is not permitted.
This is going to affect many users…
Twitter told 3rd parties to make changes to their applications or services
Do not (and do not allow your users to) simultaneously post identical or substantially similar content to multiple accounts. For example, your service should not permit a user to select several accounts they control from which to publish a given Tweet.
- This applies regardless of whether the Tweets are published to Twitter at the same time, or are scheduled/queued for future publication.
- As an alternative to posting identical content, you can Retweet content from one account from the other accounts you wish to share that post from. This should only be done from a small number of distinct accounts that you directly control. Please note that bulk, aggressive, or very high-volume automated Retweeting is not permitted under the Automation Rules, and may be subject to enforcement actions.
Do not (and do not allow your users to) simultaneously perform actions such as Likes, Retweets, or follows from multiple accounts. So, your service should not permit a user to select several accounts they control to follow a specified account.
- For additional information on aggressive or inorganic following behaviour, please refer to this developer forum post.
- For additional information on the appropriate use of automation for replies and mentions, please refer to this developer forum post.
We are starting to see Twitter trying to make a real change here and I hope it works. First starting to get rid of bots and now Twitter is cracking down on multiple accounts bulk tweeting