The microblogging messaging platform Twitter has recently introduced Twitter Circle, a feature that lets users on the platform limit their tweets to a smaller audience. This feature is currently available to everyone, that is, to both Android/IOS users. The platform had initially started testing the feature among the beta testers earlier in May ahead of the general rollout.
Twitter Circle is very similar to Instagram’s ‘close friends’ feature, which lets you share your posts with a smaller group of users. On Twitter, up to 150 people can be added to your Circle, whether they are part of your followers or not. Twitter Circle is designed for when you want to send out a tweet that you might not want the entire Twitter-verse to see, you can choose to share it with your Circle instead.
The option to share to your Circle when you open the tweet composer. Choose the dropdown menu at the top of the composer, and then tap Circle. You can choose who you want in your Circle by hitting the Edit button that appears next to the option. Users won’t be notified they’re added or removed from a Circle. But those included in your Circle will see a highlighted badge that reads, “Only people in @[username]’s Twitter Circle can see this tweet” beneath posts sent to your Circle.
The feature could help users gain a bit more control over their privacy without making their accounts completely private. However, content shared with one’s Circle is still subject to the platform’s community guidelines, but it doesn’t stop other users from screenshotting your posts.
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