Since last year, Twitter has been experimenting with various forms of its new control setting called Twitter Circle, which is now being released for public testing. The option is designed to allow sharing of tweets with a specific group of people that users can customize according to their liking on Twitter.
Some Tweets are for everyone & others are just for people you’ve picked.— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) May 3, 2022
We’re now testing Twitter Circle, which lets you add up to 150 people who can see your Tweets when you want to share with a smaller crowd.
Some of you can create your own Twitter Circle beginning today! pic.twitter.com/nLaTG8qctp
The way Twitter Circle works is by first creating a private group chat via tweet using a control option for choosing the desired audience. You will then be able to share your tweets with the chosen audience. Moreover, Twitter Circle can hold up to 150 people and each person will be able to see that the tweets are only viewable to a selected number of people including themselves, as displayed by a green indicator attached to each Circle tweet.
Twitter Circle is an extension of Twitter’s already existing reply control option that works to let users choose who can see and respond to each of their tweets.
Since Twitter already offers space to users for private discussions through DMs, there isn’t anything drastically significant that Twitter Circle is offering. Nevertheless, Twitter is trying to get users’ attention to the option and has planned to add it to timelines to ensure maximum engagement.