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The Twitter Platform Team is recommending to all Twitter developers that they make sure their applications support 64-bit integers because the popular service has almost reached the limit of 32-bit unsigned integers.

"Twitter status ids are fast approaching the maximum 32-bit *unsigned* integer value (4,294,967,295)," posted Marcel Molina, identified as a member of the team.

"The current estimate is that this will occur in approximately 60 days, at the end of September," Molina continued. "The 60 day window is a best-guess approximation based on projections. It could conceivably happen sooner."

Molina went on to suggest to Twitter developers that they ensure their applications, as well as the libraries they use, support 64-bit integers.

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