Thanks to the new feature called Circle, released by Twitter, you will be able to choose who sees your tweets. Just like what Instagram calls “Close Friends”. While it was available for just a few users, the company has now announced it’s rolling out globally to all users on iOS, Android, and desktop versions of the social media platform. So what is Twitter Circle? How to use the Circle?
How to use Twitter Circle
Thanks to Twitter Circle, which appeared for the first time at the beginning of May, we will now be able to make our tweets visible only to the people we want. As we know from Instagram’s Close Friends feature, we will select a group of people we have pre-determined as those who can see our tweets. The Twitter Circle feature was gradually distributed to users. It’s open to everyone now.
As for how the Twitter Circle feature is used; While tweeting, we will now see a menu at the top. In this section, when we touch the place that says “Public”, a window will open. After clicking this menu you can select Circle and then specify the users who will see the tweet.
You can add 150 users to Circle, and you can add or remove users separately for each tweet. Users you add to Twitter Circle can also see your adding process. Twitter will inform users that “Only users in Twitter Circle can see this tweet” just below the tweet you shared.
Even though tweets shared with Circle are open to likes and comments, they cannot be retweeted. But it should be noted that users can take screenshots or download tweets. It should also be noted that Twitter community guidelines must be followed.
Tweets sent to your circle will appear with a green badge underneath them. They can only be seen by those you’ve selected to be in your circle and cannot be retweeted or shared. Additionally, all replies to these tweets are private, even if your Twitter account is public.
Twitter Circle is a great step on our path to making Twitter a more personalized experience. Whether people use it to blast their hot takes or share personal news, we want everyone to use Twitter on their own terms, and being able to tailor your conversations is key to that,” says Jay Sullivan, GM of Consumer & Revenue product.
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