What are Twitter Circles and how do you use them?
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(Pocket-lint) – In early 2022, Twitter announced a limited test for a new feature called Twitter Circle. Today, this feature is available for everyone. Here’s everything you need to know about it.
What are Twitter Circles?
With Twitter Circle, you can add up to 150 people to a “circle”, including followers and non-followers. Then, when you want to send a tweet without sharing it with everyone, you can dive into the Choose Audience menu and choose Twitter Circle instead of Everyone while composing your tweet. The ability to limit who sees your posts has long been available on other social networks, including Facebook. This is actually a privacy feature. It allows members of your circle to see the tweets you post, but it also prevents members of your circle from retweeting your tweets.
Members of your circle can always screenshot your tweet, of course, and share it elsewhere. So keep that in mind if you want to try out Twitter Circle.
When you have an important tweet aimed at a smaller audience, send it to your Twitter circle, now available to everyone.
Select up to 150 people who will be able to see and interact with the Tweets you send in your Circle. Start from the Tweet composer or side menu. pic.twitter.com/c4YJTJpOGQ-
Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 30, 2022
Twitter Circles have been in development for at least the last year, but back then they were called “Trusted Friends” or “Flock” and other brands. For now, you can only create one circle, and only the person creating it can see who is in it. If you’re in a circle, you can’t opt out of it, but you can still mute a tweet or thread if you want.
How to Use Twitter Circles
You will see the option to share to a Twitter circle when you open the tweet composer. From the drop-down menu at the top of the compositor, select Circle. You can then choose the people you want to include in your circle by clicking the Edit button. People in your circle will see a badge that reads: “Only people in the Twitter circle of @[nom d’utilisateur] can see this tweet” below the message.
Where are Twitter Circles available?
Twitter said Twitter Circles can be used on iOS, Android, and the web. They are available worldwide for all users from August 31, 2022.
What is the point of Twitter Circles?
Twitter Circle is a lot like Instagram’s “close friends” feature, which lets you share your posts with a limited group of people. On Twitter, you can add up to 150 people to your circle, even if they don’t follow you. When you want to send a tweet that you don’t want the world to see, you can choose to share it with your Circle instead.
You want to know more ?
To learn more about how Twitter Circle works, check out the Twitter support hub.
Written by Maggie Tillman.