How much time does it have to pass, for a PokéStop to be available again?

Official support page doesn't mention it.

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PokeStops will be a purple-ish color while they are cooling down, and they will restore to their original blue after their cooldown period has finished. This takes about five minutes from your last use. Other players do not affect your use cooldowns.

You may "hack" PokeStops for five minutes on end, as they do not burn out and become unavailable.

  • Are you sure it's five or is it a guess? Personally I was very surprised at how fast they refreshed and it felt more like two minutes but I could be wrong
    – Ivo
    Jul 7, 2016 at 23:12
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    @IvoBeckers I've sat there with a stopwatch a few times. It is definitely five. Unless, of course, they very recently changed it.
    – Kaz Wolfe
    Jul 7, 2016 at 23:13
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    Ok, cool :) time flies when you're having fun haha
    – Ivo
    Jul 7, 2016 at 23:13
  • It'd be nice if their color was more obvious when they're available again. Sometimes I sit there trying to spin it for 20 seconds because "almost available blue" looks pretty much like "available blue".
    – Ellesedil
    Jul 14, 2016 at 18:51

5 minutes. 40 meters.

Purple = Not-active
Blue = Active

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    What does the 40 meters refer to? Also there's really no need to repeat what another answer said, but putting in 0 effort. Jul 14, 2016 at 18:49

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