Twitter's new feature is out: What is it and how does it work?
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Twitter’s new feature is out: What is it and how does it work?

Twitter’s new feature is out: What is it and how does it work?

Starting August 31, this feature will be available on iOS, Android and Twitter.com globally

Divsha Bhat
Twitter's new feature

Twitter has announced the launch of a new feature – Twitter Circle, to share tweets with a smaller group to everyone on the platform.

With Twitter Circle, people can choose who can see and engage with their content on a tweet-by-tweet basis. This means that they can have more intimate conversations and build closer connections with a smaller crowd.

The beta version was tested in a small feedback group in May, allowing users to create personalised tools that empower people to tailor how, when and with whom they engage with. Starting today, this feature will be available on iOS, Android, and Twitter.com globally.

Selecting your circle
Before posting a tweet, people will see the option to share it with their circle or full followers list. Up to 150 people can be added to a circle, and this list can be adjusted at any time with no one notified of any changes made.

Tweets sent to one’s circle will appear with a green badge underneath them. These tweets can only be seen by those selected in one’s circle and cannot be retweeted or shared. Additionally, all replies to circle tweets are private, even if the user’s account is public.

Personalising your Twitter experience
Twitter wants to ensure everyone on it social media platform has the choice, control, tools and transparency to join the conversation with one another how and when they want.

Since the feature began testing, people have been sharing how it’s helped them personalise their Twitter experience, including:

  • Feeling more comfortable tweeting and expressing themselves
  • Eliminating the need for alternate or secondary accounts
  • Sharing content with a close and evolving group of friends
  • Avoiding toggling between protected and public account setting

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