This article helps you troubleshoot common errors you might run into with your Twitter profile in Sprout Social.
This article contains the following sections:
Twitter Sprout Error Message
Error Message: We're sorry for the inconvenience, but your tweet: [Tweet Content], sent from your profile: [Profile Name], did not post due to an unknown Twitter error. This was sent under the group: [Group Name].
If there was an image attached, ensure the size is within the limit, which is 1024 x 512 for Twitter.
Check out the recommended sizes of images uploaded via third-party apps by referring to this link.
You can also make use of Sprout's free online image resizing tool, Landscape (sproutsocial.com/landscape). There are custom dimensions you can choose from when you rescale your images.
Error Message: The status you are trying to publish is a duplicate of, or too similar to, one that we recently posted to Twitter .
This is an error coming from Facebook because you may have set up your Facebook Page to automatically post to Twitter.
The cause of this issue is that:
- You can't post a duplicate tweet to Twitter within a 24-hour period.
- You are posting to Facebook from Sprout and Facebook is trying to post your update to Twitter, but it’s a duplicate and your Facebook updates are failing.
To fix this, disable auto-posts to Twitter from your Facebook page by going to Facebook.com/twitter. You can disable Twitter posting automatically to Facebook by visiting apps.facebook.com/twitter. If you plan on posting the same content to Twitter and Facebook at the same time, you can set those posts up in Sprout instead.
Error message: Your Twitter message could not be sent due to rate limits.
Twitter is rejecting one or more of your Tweets due to overuse. Check out Twitter's Resource Center to find out more about the limitations on tweets and how to correct it.
Invalid or Expired Tokens
Error message: Your Twitter message could not be sent due to an invalid or expired token.
You receive this error when you need to reauthorize your Twitter profile in Sprout. Navigate to the Issues tab in your Notifications Drawer. Make sure you are logged into the Twitter account that needs to be reauthorized and go through the steps of reauthorizing on Twitter.com. If you do not see the profile, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.