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Twitter today announced that it is testing a new Twitter Circle feature, which is designed to allow people to share their tweets with a smaller crowd.

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With Twitter Circle, Twitter users can share their tweets with up to 150 people, rather than sharing their content publicly. Each user will be able to create a Twitter Circle that consists of people who will be able to see the user's Twitter Circle tweets.


It is similar to the "Close Friends" story sharing feature on Instagram, which allows users to select a group of people to share stories with in lieu of publicly sharing stories with all followers.

Twitter says that some Twitter users will be able to create a Twitter Circle starting today. Those who have the feature available will be able to choose up to 150 followers to add to the Circle after being prompted with the new Circle interface, and only people selected for the user's Twitter Circle will be able to see and reply to Circle tweets.

Twitter Circle participants can be edited at any time. There is no word yet on when this feature will see a wider rollout.

Article Link: Twitter Testing New 'Twitter Circle' Feature for Sharing Tweets With a Smaller Number of People
 

JayAgostino

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Twitter today announced that it is testing a new Twitter Circle feature, which is designed to allow people to share their tweets with a smaller crowd.

Twitter-Feature.jpg

With Twitter Circle, Twitter users can share their tweets with up to 150 people, rather than sharing their content publicly. Each user will be able to create a Twitter Circle that consists of people who will be able to see the user's Twitter Circle tweets.


It is similar to the "Close Friends" story sharing feature on Instagram, which allows users to select a group of people to share stories with in lieu of publicly sharing stories with all followers.

Twitter says that some Twitter users will be able to create a Twitter Circle starting today. Those who have the feature available will be able to choose up to 150 followers to add to the Circle after being prompted with the new Circle interface, and only people selected for the user's Twitter Circle will be able to see and reply to Circle tweets.

Twitter Circle participants can be edited at any time. There is no word yet on when this feature will see a wider rollout.

Article Link: Twitter Testing New 'Twitter Circle' Feature for Sharing Tweets With a Smaller Number of People
Man, they aren’t even hiding it anymore!
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Paradoxally

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Or you know, just use a proper messaging app for your friends and reddit for everyone else that shares your interests.

Easy.
 

ponzicoinbro

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Interesting.
Wonder what the actual intention is?

Town Hall > Twitter
Village Square > Circle?

They’ll create a feature called Echo Chamber.

Instead each Chamber people plan attacks on others and plan ponzi scams.
 

tekboi

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This sort of reminds me of Google+, which let you group friends by "circles". It was a solid concept that was poorly executed. And I have a feeling that this will be round 2. There are plenty of options already if I want a private chat w/ friends.
 
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erikkfi

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I expect this whole Twitter safety initiative, and everything connected with it, to be shut down in the coming months.
 

TheRealTVGuy

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Coming soon - more useless "YouTube Famous" people in their teens/20's seeking donations from their "fans" to be in the Circle. Jesus, either go do some manual labor or go to college and DO the actual work-ON TIME without any excuses so you can contribute something meaningful to society.
 

w5jck

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Not sure what purpose the original founders of Twitter had in mind for it, but it is a great platform to keep in touch with what is going on during major weather events, earthquakes, etc. Build lists that target the emergency management, PD, FD, weather services, and reliable news from the effected area, and you can cut through most of the BS you will see on the rest of the internet and TV. None of the other social media apps seem to be able to do that.

Too bad Elon Musk seems to be on track to buy it though. He could screw up an anvil with a banana peel just by running his mouth.
 
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