Twitter on Tuesday announced that it is rolling out its Twitter Circles feature to all users on the platform, allowing them to share specific tweets with select users. The feature was first announced by the company in May, and it allows users to share tweets with up to 150 users in a ‘circle’ that is not accessible to other users. Rival Instagram also offers a similar functionality with its Close Friends feature that allows users to show Stories to specific users.
microblogging service revealed That its latest feature which is becoming available to all users today will allow users to choose up to 150 users who will be added to that user’s circle. When a user posts a Tweet, they will have the option to share it with all their followers as a regular Tweet or share it with their Twitter circle. Gadgets 360 was able to confirm that the feature was working on iOS, Android and Twitter’s website.
2/ Twitter Circle is a new feature that lets you tweet to a small group. So you can share your thoughts about culture, sports, music, work – or personal updates – with a short list of people you choose, not the whole world.
— Jay Sullivan (@jaysullivan) 30 August 2022
According to Twitter, the feature is designed to provide more flexibility for who can see selected tweets, while allowing users to feel more comfortable tweeting. It also hopes to eliminate the need for alternate or secondary accounts while allowing users to tweet personal thoughts to their friends. Users can also avoid toggling back and forth between protected and public account settings, according to the company.
Twitter previously allowed users to limit who can reply to their tweets, and the new Circle feature works in a similar fashion – only members of a user’s Twitter circle will be able to see and interact with these tweets. Meta-owned Instagram offers a similar feature as Close Friends, allowing users to add some of their followers to a more selective list and share private stories with them.
“We want to help people break the ice, feel more comfortable tweeting, and have a way to communicate more privately with the people they choose. We created Twitter Circle with this in mind And after testing and feedback, we’re rolling out Twitter Circle to everyone. We’ll continue to build a healthier, more enjoyable Twitter so everyone can engage in the public conversation on their own terms,” said Jay Sullivan, general manager, Twitter, a consumer and revenue product, said in a prepared statement.