Twitter rolls out Circle feature to more users
Twitter rolls out Circle feature to more users


Twitter is rolling out its circle feature to more users and began testing it with a limited user base earlier this month. This feature may prevent people who create separate accounts from Tweeting privately.

This feature works similarly to the Close Friends feature introduced by Instagram in 2018, which allows users to restrict the audience for specific tweets.

Circle lets you Tweet to specific groups of people rather than the entire timeline.

To verify that you can access Circle's features, you should update the Twitter app or visit the platform's website in a web browser. When you start tweeting, you'll see a dropdown menu at the top with the word "everyone" on it.

From there, you can select Circles to target your Tweets to specific audiences, or you can tap Edit to add or remove people from your Circles. When users are added or removed, the platform does not notify the users.

You can add up to 150 people to your circles, whether they follow you or not. You can change the list at any time.

This feature is widely used on Twitter

Users in your circles will see a notification attached to a Circle Tweet (and vice versa) that says: Only people in a user's Twitter circles can see this Tweet.

Tweeting to your circles is almost like having a private account, as the feature sets specific tweets rather than restricting access to your entire account.

Members of your circles cannot retweet anything you post in your circles. But they can still take screenshots and download your tweets.

Also, remember that the Twitter Community Guidelines still apply when you Tweet to a smaller audience.

Although it appears that more users can access the feature. But Twitter spokesperson Joseph Nunez clarified that the feature is still in an experimental stage.

“We are currently testing Circle with a group of people across iOS, Android, and the web around the world,” Nunez said. While we're still collecting feedback, the feature isn't available to everyone yet.

It's not clear how many people currently have access to the Circle feature. It seems that more and more users saw the feature when they first started tweeting. However, some users are still reporting that they are not able to access it yet.


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