What Is a Twitter Circle, and Should You Join One?
Twitter makes it simple to broadcast your opinions to the world. However, you may not always want every single tweet to be seen by all of your followers. That’s where the “Twitter Circle” function comes in.
For a long time, the only method to limit the audience of your tweets on Twitter was to make your account private. However, you still don’t have control over individual tweets using this method. Let’s have a look at how Twitter Circle helps to enhance things.
What Is Twitter Circle, and How Does It Work?
Instagram’s “Close Friends” feature is the closest social media analog to Twitter Circle. It’s a means of sending tweets to a chosen group of individuals.
Actually, the premise is rather simple. You may create a Twitter Circle with up to 150 individuals, and only those people will be able to view and interact with the tweets you post within the Circle. All of the standard account visibility rules still apply.
You can add an account to the Circle that isn’t following you, but they won’t see your tweets because they aren’t following you. You may also add private accounts, but if they haven’t enabled you to follow them, you won’t be able to see their responses in the Circle.
Consider your Twitter Circle to be a private Twitter account. The same regulations that apply to Twitter as a whole continue to apply. There is just one Twitter Circle, and no one is alerted when you add or delete people from it.
What is the difference between a Twitter Circle and a Twitter Community?
If you’re familiar with Twitter, Circle may seem very similar to another feature called “Communities.” Although they appear to be identical, they are fact extremely distinct.
Twitter Communities are closed groups, whereas Twitter Circles are merely a tool to control who sees your tweets. The main distinction is the above-mentioned visibility rules.
When you post something to a Twitter Community, it is visible to everyone in the group and can be replied to. Tweets to your Circle are exactly like any other tweet, only you get to choose who may view them. This isn’t to say they won’t notice the tweet.
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What is a Twitter Circle?
The first time you try to utilize Circle, Twitter will walk you through the process. To begin, enter the Compose Tweet screen and choose “Everyone” as your target audience.
- Then, from the menu, select “Twitter Circle.”
- Choose “Twitter Circle” from the drop-down menu.
- A menu with information about Twitter Circle will display. To continue, tap “Got It.”
- Select “Got It.”
- You may now “Add” people to your Twitter Circle by searching for them. When you’re finished, tap “Done” in the top-right corner.
- You’ll now be back on the Create Tweet page, where your audience is shown as “Twitter Circle.” Simply write and send the tweet as usual!
- Send a message to the Circle on Twitter.
- Follow the steps above to add or remove individuals from your Circle, and you’ll now see an “Edit” button in the “Choose Audience” menu.
- Make changes to the Twitter Circle.
All there is to Twitter Circles is that. It’s just a technique to control who sees your tweets, but it’s not a private group. When sharing a post on Facebook, you have comparable options. You may not be aware of a few cool things on Twitter, but Circle is one of them.
Note: Twitter Circle began rolling out in May 2022. If you don’t see the Circle option, you will need to wait to get it.