How to obtain newest followers faster?

Hello, I’ve searched quite a bit for the method on how to obtain a channel’s follows faster but without success.

When using the standard public method of obtaining a channel’s followers:

https://api.twitch.tv/kraken/channels/example/follows?limit=1

it seems that it takes quite a bit to update, but when using programs such as nightdev the follow notifications are much faster.

Anyone have any idea on how to do this faster using the WEB API?

Because there’s tons of people who are abusing this API to alert of new followers, Twitch caches the endpoint. I’m not sure how their caching is implemented, but I would assume polling the API at a slower rate might help.

Thank you for the suggestion, but could you give me a number on that rate, if possible please?

Our general rule is that you shouldn’t poll the same endpoint more than once a minute.

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