Feature is now available globally, after being tested amongst a select global feedback group back in May.
Twitter launched Twitter Circle, a new way to share tweets with a smaller group to everyone on the platform, giving users the flexibility to choose who can see and engage with their content on a tweet-by-tweet basis.
The beta version was tested in a small feedback group in May, allowing users to create personalized tools that empower people to tailor how, when, and with whom they engage with. Starting today, this feature is available on iOS, Android, and Twitter.com globally.
Selecting a 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. More info on creating a Twitter Circle is available here.
Personalizing theTwitter experience
By giving people the option to share thoughts with a select group of followers, Twitter aims to make tweeting more accessible. This is true for brands that are new to Twitter or users that have millions of followers. Since the feature began testing, people have been sharing how it’s helped them personalize their Twitter experience, including:
Some results from the Twitter Circle test include:
Twitter is also committed to incorporating feedback from trusted partners and online safety experts, including the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, into the products and features it builds. These groups regularly emphasize the importance of online customization tools in helping people express themselves freely online.
Those who want to try Twitter Circle can now compose their first circle tweet here. Twitter will continue to observe how Twitter Circle is working and explore ways to make it better.
However, everyone’s preferences are different, so Twitter will continue to roll out features and tools that enable people to use Twitter on their own terms. Follow @TwitterSafety for the latest on the platform's work to make the service safer for everyone.