Twitter unveils ‘Twitter Circle’ to let users to send tweets to closest ones

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Global microblogging and social networking platform Twitter has introduced a new feature ‘Twitter Circle’ that allows people to tweet and share content for a select group of people.

Twitter Circle gives users the flexibility to choose who can see and engage with their content on a Tweet-by-Tweet basis to a select group of 150 people.

The new privacy-centric feature is being rolled out to all Twitter users on iOS, Android, and globally. The company says that this feature will eliminate the need to have secondary accounts by giving the flexibility and control to send Tweets to a smaller group.

“Anyone on Twitter can be added to a circle even if they aren’t a follower. Once in the circle, they’ll be able to see Tweets and replies shared in that circle. The admin has the flexibility to edit the circle anytime he or she wants. People won’t be notified when they are removed from the circle.  For now, Twitter allows you to have just one Twitter Circle,” as per the company.

US-based microblogging platform began testing Twitter Circle in May 2022 with a limited number of people on iOS, Android, and the web.

Meta-owned Instagram offers a similar feature in the form of Close Friends, allowing users to add some of their followers to a more selective list and share private stories with them.

Earlier this year, Twitter rolled out its Alternative Text (ALT) badge and exposed the image descriptions feature globally. The news feature allows the user to add additional descriptions to their images, which will give such images an ALT badge when uploaded.

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