How To Fix “Local_Rate_Limited” On Pinterest

How To Fix Local Rate Limited On Pinterest

It is not a surprising thing when many social media platform users repeatedly do one same task.

Especially in a platform like Pinterest where the entire platform revolves around pinning pictures in a user’s board or liking their pins or commenting on it, as there repeated actions happen a lot.

However it might cause the system of Pinterest to put a rate limit block or local rate limit in your account.

In this guide we will help you to understand what local rate is limited and what you can do to fix it.

What Does “Local Rate Limited” Mean?

“local_rate_limited” is an error message that may appear when you’re using Pinterest.

“local_rate_limited” usually indicates that you have reached the rate limit for a specific action or feature on the platform.

For example, if you are trying to follow too many accounts in a short period of time, you may see this error message.

Why Is Pinterest Saying Local_Rate_Limited?

When you repeat the same action that you have been doing very quickly, the system of Pinterest will think that you are trying to spam the platform and put a limit block on your account.

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When you have a limit blocker then you will not be able to take any action for sometime.

Below are some of the reasons why Pinterest might rate block you.

  • You might be posting comments too quickly.
  • You may have logged in and logged out several times in quick succession.
  • The content that you are posting might be similar to the one that you posted a small time ago.
  • You may have followed a large number of people in a short amount of time.
  • You could have saved many pins from one website very quickly 

How Long Does “Local_Rate_Limited” Lasts On Pinterest ?

Mostly local rate limits are removed within 24 hours since the time Pinterest blocked you.

Oftentimes waiting for a few minutes before trying to take any action again in the platform will remove the limit blocks.

For local rate limit blocks it gets removed in between 15 minutes to 1 hour.

You can wait around for a few minutes and then try again to see whether you can access the platform.

In any case the limit will get removed from your account within 24 hours so if you can not do anything even after that then please contact the Pinterest support team.

How To Fix “Local_Rate_Limited” On Pinterest?

You can take certain precautions so that you do not get Local Rate limited in your account.

Below are some of the solutions given so that you can solve the issue of “Local Rate Limited” in your Pinterest account.

1. Try Not To Take One Action Repeatedly And Too Quickly

To not get the issue of “Local Rate Limited” you can try to not take actions which are similar in quick successions.

For example, do not go around pinning other creator’s content in your own board fast.

You can make your activities filled with actions that differ from each other, for example for a few minutes you can go and pin one content from a creator and then for the next action you can browse through a website, for another you can go and like someone’s pin.

Try to do varied actions and do them at regular time, not very fast.

Doing so will not make the Pinterest system think of you as a spam account.

Thus, Pinterest will not stop your actions by putting Local Rate limits in your account. 

2. Clear Your Browser’s Cache

Clearing your browser cache can sometimes help resolve issues on Pinterest.

Like for Google chrome,

  • Click the “More” icon (three dots) in the top right corner of the chrome browser.
  • Click “More tools” and then “Clear browsing data”.
  • In the “Clear browsing data” window, select the “Cached images and files” option and click “Clear data”.

Keep in mind that clearing your browser cache will delete any saved passwords, Pinterest settings, and other data.

You may need to re-enter this information after clearing the cache.

3. Wait A While And Try Again

The “local rate limited” error may be temporary, so you may want to try waiting a while and trying again later.

If you have already been rate limited by the Pinterest system then there is nothing that you can do except wait for the system to remove the limit from your account.

You can wait for 15 minutes to 1 hour as the “Local Rate Limited” gets resolved within that time period and then you can again do all the actions that you could access before from your Pinterest account.

However, do not panic even if your block is not lifted within 1 hour as sometimes the block takes more than an hour to lift and it would be lifted by next day if that happens.