Finding twitter rate limit status?


#1

When I run a query for Twitter data, and it returns, say, 400,000 tweets, is there a way to know that I am near the Twitter rate limit?

Does the limit still apply when I am running a Historics query?

Would this mean I need to space out my Historics queries to get all of the data I need?


#2

Hi - the Twitter rate limit only applies to live streaming. 

You can use the /usage API call to check the amount of Twitter data consumed for the last 24 hours. I would recommend calling this endpoint no faster than every 5 minutes.