Last night, Twitter introduced Circle, a new tool aimed towards improving the quality of your shitposts. Select Android, iOS, and web users will have access to this feature, which will allow them to send tweets to a 150-person audience.
Like Instagram’s Close Friends function, this lets you send a Story just to certain individuals you choose.
You had to lock your account prior to the launch of this functionality in order to share your tweets with just the people who were already following you. As of today, you have the ability to “tune” your audience to only get certain tweets.
For a long time, there was no method to communicate your opinions with a small group of individuals; this feature was long overdue. The idea of having a select group of “trusted pals” was floated by a Twitter designer last year. It’s now referred to as Circle.
Some people may even compare it to the defunct Google+ social network, which enabled you to establish circles of acquaintances based on your interests and exchange content with them.
So, how does it all go down here?
If you want to exclusively share anything with a certain group of people, you’ll need to establish a circle on Twitter, add those people to it, then pick your circle every time you tweet.
Some Tweets are for everyone & others are just for people you’ve picked.
We’re now testing Twitter Circle, which lets you add up to 150 people who can see your Tweets when you want to share with a smaller crowd.
Some of you can create your own Twitter Circle beginning today! pic.twitter.com/nLaTG8qctp
— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) May 3, 2022
There is now just one 150-person circle that can be created. Anyone may be a part of that circle, even if they aren’t currently following you.
Whether someone adds me to their circle and I don’t follow them, I’m not sure if I’ll see their tweets on my timeline.. In the event that Twitter responds, we’ll make the necessary changes to the report.
There is no way to unfollow a discussion on Twitter, but you may silence it. If I have to do this for every tweet, it’s going to be a pain.
Taking matters into your own hands
Using this new function, you can’t tweet anything you want and expect to get away with it, the business said. The rules of Twitter still apply to tweets that are shared with your friends and followers. This means that anybody may report these tweets for abuse and spam, and the business may take action on those messages or your account.
The notion of private tweeting is becoming increasingly prevalent on Twitter. This allows you to publish various items to distinct groups of individuals instead of dumping them all on one timeline at once.
A subreddit-like Community was launched last year by the company for members to write about their common interests.
Using the circle function, you may send more general tweets to a select group of individuals with whom you have built trust and with whom you feel comfortable expressing yourself.
If and when Tesla CEO Elon Musk takes over Twitter, we’ll have to wait and watch how these functions change.