If you are familiar and use the Instagram Close Friends feature extensively, chances are you will really like what Twitter has in store. On May 3, 2022, Twitter announced their brand new feature, Twitter Circle. Just as it sounds, Twitter Circle will allow you to restrict your posts from being viewed by anyone and everyone. Instead, the power lies in your hands to create a circle and keep your posts limited within it.
Twitter Circle: How Does It Actually Work?
Twitter takes to its very own platform to reveal that the brand new feature will pop up on certain user’s screens. These users are those limited few chosen for the trial phase of the feature. As soon as this pop-up prompt appears on the display of such users, they can get started with the feature and start adding people to their Circle.
These users that you add can be absolutely anyone of your choice, much like the Instagram Close Friends feature. From the looks of it, Twitter is planning on walking new territories to test out user engagement and use it to their advantage in the best way possible.
Now, once the people you want to include in your Twitter Circle have been selected, you can choose to limit your tweets to this Circle. Before posting every tweet, you can choose this Circle and your tweet will only be seen by such folks.
In addition, according to Twitter, this comes in very handy as a protected tweets feature. Several users prefer a protected account and having the Twitter Circle feature further makes them protect their privacy. This feature gives the very power of selectively choosing the audience in the hands of the user.
Now, if you are wondering whether a user will be notified when you remove them from your Twitter Circle, the answer is no, which is great news. No harsh feeling, eh? However, like Twitter Communities, users cannot make multiple such Twitter Circles to cater to different groups of people with different content. Users are limited to using just one such Circle.
When it comes to the availability of the brand new feature, it will be available to limited users from across the globe. Chances are, limited Indian Tweet-ers will be getting a chance to try and test out the feature as well. Another thing to note is that the new feature is being tested out across all the platforms, that is, Android, iOS and Desktop.
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