TikTok Follow Limit for 2021 – Avoid Shadow Bans & Follow Blocks

in TikTok on January 15, 2021by Noah Albert

2021 Limits for following on TikTok

TikTok, like all the other popular social media platforms, has its follow limits. These limits are there to curb spamming and ensure the platform is not abused so that other users may have a pleasant experience on the app.

When you follow too many users on TikTok within a short time, you’ll start experiencing certain errors as the app is trying to slow your activities down.

You’re following too fast

When you see this message start to show, this should be a sign that you’ve exceeded the follow limits and need to stop following. You see, when you keep going beyond the limits frequently, it is likely that TikTok may start shadowbanning your videos and thus reduce your audience reach, which in turn will cripple your growth on the platform.


We’ll talk about the follow limits shortly but before we do, I’d like to show you how you can avoid reaching these limits by automating your follow activities.

Limit reached you are unable to follow

When you follow too many people on TikTok in a single day, you’re likely to encounter a pop-up error that says “limit reached you are unable to follow“. When this happens, you should wait for 24hr before attempting to follow again.

It’s recommended to avoid reaching these limits because it might easily lead to unpleasant shadowbans.

Using automation to avoid exceeding TikTok’s follow limit

Fueltok TikTok auto-follow tool

PS: If you want to become famous on TikTok without having to worry about their action limits, you can get REAL followers and REAL likes from this service.

fueltok tiktok bot

I’ve been using Fueltok for the last couple of months to automate my TikTok. Ever since I’ve grown a handful of TikTok accounts into their tens of thousands before selling them at a profit.

The reason Fueltok works so well is that they have an inbuilt system of warming accounts, whether new or aged. When you load your account on Fueltok and start automating, the system will warm your account for about 2 days by mimicking a normal user’s activities before gradually increasing the pace at which it follows other users.

fueltok medium settings

The tool also offers 3 levels of speed for how quickly you want it to follow:

  • Slow
  • Medium
  • Fast

All three have been set not to exceed the follow limit, so, it’s safe to pick any of them.

Fueltok is offering a free 7-day trial of this tool. It really is the best in the market at the time of writing this article.

NinjaTok follow tool for TikTok

ninjatok follow tool for tiktok

NinjaTok is another great tool for TikTok where you can set follow limits and then it will start to follow users based on the preferences you set. There’s a myriad of features on this tool including one that lets you auto unfollow everyone or only users who aren’t following you.

ninjatok tiktok follow limit settings

This is a great tool to use when you want to avoid getting shadowbanned or getting your TikTok account flagged for spamming.

Other useful features you’ll find on this tool are mentioned in the image below:

NinjaTok TikTok bot 2021

TikTok follow limits when following manually

When manually following on TikTok, there are two limits to consider: the daily follow limit, as well as the hourly follow limit. My approach towards these limits is to spread them out almost equally throughout the day. Let’s begin with the daily limits.

How many people can you follow on TikTok per day?

You can safely follow up to 200 users per day on TikTok.

However, the current TikTik follow limits largely depend on the age of the account. Newer accounts tend to reach pretty fast while aged ones tend to do more will much fewer follow blocks.

For instance, we noticed on TikTok accounts that we created and started following on the same day, we could only do about 140 follows per day before the follow blocks began popping up.

How many people can you follow on TikTok per hour?

As mentioned earlier, the best practice when manually performing follow actions on TikTok is to spread them out evenly.

Let’s say you only have 8hrs/day to perform all actions on your TikTok. This comes down to about 25 follows per hour. There’s one more follow limit to keep in mind: You can only perform up to 15 follow actions in one session.

With this in mind, you can do 10 follow actions in one session and then rest for 10 – 15 minutes before embarking on the next session until you reach 25 follow actions for the hour.

TikTok 10k follow limit

There’s a lot of unsubstantiated claims published about the maximum number of users you can follow on TikTok. Most people will tell you that you can only follow up to 2000 users and that if you wish to follow more, you’d have to unfollow some.

In our own experiments, we’ve had accounts that were at one time following more than 9k followers (we used an automation tool to follow this much). From what I’ve been able to gather from private marketing forums that I’m a member of, you can actually follow up to 10K users.

Do I think it’s a great idea to follow that many users?

Not really.

I think (particularly) if you’re running a niche TikTok account, you should only follow accounts in the same niche as your own. The fewer you follow the easier it’s going to be to keep up with their content and interact with them. This helps TokTik to know who to show your content to.

What happens when you get to 10k followers on TikTok?

I don’t believe it’s beneficial to anyone to be following 10k users on TikTok. When you follow up to 10k use on TikTok, you won’t be able to follow anyone else unless you unfollow some. Unfollowing that many users will obviously take time, especially because there are unfollow limits for TikTok that you’ll need to observe.

Nonetheless, there are automation tools for TikTok that you can use to gradually unfollow.

What to do when you hit follow blocks on TikTok

A good practice when you start getting follow blocks on TikTok is to wait between 1 – 2 hours before attempting to start following.

PS: While the follow/unfollow method for gaining followers on TikTok works, it just isn’t nearly as effective as posting multiple videos per day with the right hashtag campaigns. I’ll be publishing my own case studies about this strategy in the coming weeks.


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